Written, directed and starring Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, Kiwi rom-com The Breaker Upperers had audiences cracking up at its world premiere at SXSW.
Sami and van Beek “may prove to be [New Zealand’s] funniest exports,” writes Film School Rejects. “The whole thing has great energy and might be one of the funniest films I’ve seen this year (or last).”
Next Projection concurred: “Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek have a confident comedic voice that has the ease of your funny friend, just with a whole heap of a lot more skill.”
The film also lit up on social media platforms…
I only caught two films but damn good ones! Went to The Breakerupperers to kill time but then couldn’t leave to go see the film I’d wanted bc it was so funny, go see it! Then watched Half the Picture & oooh such a necessary movie!! #TheBreakerUpperers #HalfthePictureMovie #SXSW
— Leila Bela (@LeilaBela) March 11, 2018
The Breaker Upperers releases in NZ cinemas May 3