Waititi’s wacky adventure comedy has humour and heart.
Faced with an unloving foster system, Ricky Baker choses instead to elope into the wilderness, accompanied by his foster-dad Hec.
Their escapades are comic gold, exhibiting a distinctly NZ sense of humour. Wittily written and directed by Waititi.
Dennison thrives as badass youth, and has great chemistry with ‘Uncle’ Neill. Te Wiata and House have some strong moments, while Darby steals the show in his brief turn as ‘Psycho Sam’.
Stunning shots of the New Zealand wilderness are complemented by a wicked soundtrack.
A funny and heart-warming story about family and adventure.