The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

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The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

"William McInnes (Look Both Ways, Sea Change) is the can-do barbecue dad of the title in Brendan Donovan’s comedy-drama. He plays a Howick cleaning contractor, whose hopes and dreams include success in local body politics. But his real passion is kart-racing and he’s grooming his teenage sons, 17-year-old Marc and 14-year-old Ed (real-life brothers Josh and William McKenzie), as future motorsport heroes. He’s borrowed so much money to make it all happen that it stretches the love of his wife Gail (Robyn Malcolm of Outrageous Fortune fame) to breaking point. When the boys collide on the track, Gazza’s world is turned upside down, causing a crisis that tears at them all – forcing him to fight to keep his dreams afloat, and his family together." (New Zealand Film Festival 2010)

Outstanding Feature Film Debut, NZ Film & Television Awards 2011.
2010Rating: M, contains sex scenes and offensive language80 minsNew Zealand
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Great Movie.

Went on sunday and loved it! Moving and funny! McInness is brilliant, as is the rest of the cast. The director managers to balance the tone and humor very well -- A great NZ movie, that stands up with what's on at the moment. I honestly enjoyed it more then True Grit.

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Pack the tissues

I don't care who you are, if you didn't feel the heartache of the characters in this film, then there is something wrong with you. Much more emotional than I was expecting, but I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to end. Good humour throughout and some pretty decent acting. I think the brother who played Marc Snell is going to a hit and is one to watch in...

4.0
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Natural Kiwi Storeyteller

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Amazing Movie

I saw this movie and enjoyed every moment of it. I had a couple of tears in part of it. :) Good direction and movie.

5.0
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And a review NOT from Howick

It just didn't feel like a film made for the big screen. A few clashes of tone and style and quality (from excellent scenes to some that should be on the cutting room floor!), and the main character simply didn't appeal at all. As little said about the subplots the better. Simply not in the class of other recent New Zealand films. If you're from East...

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The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell

Cool soundtrack - don't know about waking up smiling from a coma it's not usually like that.{From experience it's a long slow process, before a smile]. -no need for the sex or bad language then younger people could have watched.

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Go You Good Thing!

I'm so excited by the great films being made in New Zealand. Make sure you see this, it's a fun night out!

5.0
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A Really Nice Surprise

A superb 'little' film, totally believable, great acting, and an absorbing watch. Lots of humour and pathos. A great film about New Zealand and New Zealanders with wider themes, and hopefully a wide appeal!

5.0
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Go Kiwi story-telling

I was also at the premier. I loved it because I found it emotionally strong. I love that it was a pure, culturally honest, Kiwi story. Some moments of acting were a bit stilted but let's celebrate NZ creativity.

4.0
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THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF GAZZA SNELL

I only just stopped crying in time to leave the theatre - but i'm still thinking about this film more than a week later - and isn't that the mark of a great film? Fantastic, well done B.

4.0
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Great Movie.

Went on sunday and loved it! Moving and funny! McInness is brilliant, as is the rest of the cast. The director managers to balance the tone and humor very well -- A great NZ movie, that stands up with what's on at the moment. I honestly enjoyed it more then True Grit.

4.0
0

Pack the tissues

I don't care who you are, if you didn't feel the heartache of the characters in this film, then there is something wrong with you. Much more emotional than I was expecting, but I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to end. Good humour throughout and some pretty decent acting. I think the brother who played Marc Snell is going to a hit and is one to watch...

4.0
0

Natural Kiwi Storeyteller

5.0
0

Amazing Movie

I saw this movie and enjoyed every moment of it. I had a couple of tears in part of it. :) Good direction and movie.

5.0
0

And a review NOT from Howick

It just didn't feel like a film made for the big screen. A few clashes of tone and style and quality (from excellent scenes to some that should be on the cutting room floor!), and the main character simply didn't appeal at all. As little said about the subplots the better. Simply not in the class of other recent New Zealand films. If you're from East...

2.0
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The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell

Cool soundtrack - don't know about waking up smiling from a coma it's not usually like that.{From experience it's a long slow process, before a smile]. -no need for the sex or bad language then younger people could have watched.

0

Go You Good Thing!

I'm so excited by the great films being made in New Zealand. Make sure you see this, it's a fun night out!

5.0
0

A Really Nice Surprise

A superb 'little' film, totally believable, great acting, and an absorbing watch. Lots of humour and pathos. A great film about New Zealand and New Zealanders with wider themes, and hopefully a wide appeal!

5.0
0

Go Kiwi story-telling

I was also at the premier. I loved it because I found it emotionally strong. I love that it was a pure, culturally honest, Kiwi story. Some moments of acting were a bit stilted but let's celebrate NZ creativity.

4.0
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THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF GAZZA SNELL

I only just stopped crying in time to leave the theatre - but i'm still thinking about this film more than a week later - and isn't that the mark of a great film? Fantastic, well done B.

4.0
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