“It’s 1984, and Michael Jackson is king – even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother. Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy’s father appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters.”
Although Madonna recently shared at The Golden Globes “There is nothing foreign to me about a foreign film” I have to admit that I don’t always rush out to see them if I can just stay home and watch Spongebob Squarepants instead. But last night I missed the fabulous WOW Report Mixer because I had committed to go to an LA Screening of Taika’s feature film Boy.
Here’s the jist of the story via IMDB:
There’s more, much more. The film is brilliantly directed by Taika Waititi, every frame paints a stunning picture, and every performance – mostly by non-actors – truly incredible. And not only did Taika write and direct, he also stars as the douchebag father. As he modestly admitted last night he found himself a fantastic person to work with who knew his lines, showed up on time and didn’t throw any diva tantrums. It’s sickening how much talent this one person has! Anyway, do yourself a favor and go see this hilarious moving powerful brilliant and beautiful film. Oh, and it’s showing at the Laemmle Monica and also Laemmle Playhouse in Pasadena. Daily at 1:00, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50 & 10:15.