Synopsis: It's 1984. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Taika Waititi
Production: Unison Films
  13 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

Both of you f*ck up

or I'll send you to the principal!

Now, who's heard of the plague?

You. Your mum had it.

F*ck you!

Hey, you bloody kids, cut it out!

Simon says touch your nose.

Move your bloody arse.

Now get all your crayons.


School's finished!


You alright, Boy?

You want to talk about it?

He made fun of my mum.

He's a dickhead.

It's just words, Boy.

People call me a dumb honky

all the time.

I don't go around punching them out.

- Why not?

- Because they're usually children.

That was a good speech you did.

Looks like we might have an orator

on our hands, eh?

- What's that?


Oh, yeah, my dad was good at that.

Yeah, I went to school with him.

Yeah, he was a good student.

Like you, full of potential.

Finish to the end here

and go home, eh?

Hey, Mr. Langston,

what does that word mean...


Ah, it's 3:
30, mate... I'm off duty.

You have a good holiday, eh.

Touch my brother again

and I'll kick both your nuts off.

Then you'll have none. OK?

- OK?

- OK.

Oh, man.

This one has all got magic powers,

this fella can jump real high,

this fella can run real fast,

this fella can blow things up

and this fella can turn invisible.

Rocky, you have to come home.

But I'm drawing.

Hurry up, fool.

I got better things to do than this.

Finish it off later.

Bloody hell, you're a nuisance.

Making me walk all the way down here.

Bye, Mum.

I want you to stop hanging around

down there. It's creepy.

And stop being so weird.

Hurry up, egg.

Bloody egg.

What are you? An egg.

Rotten egg.

Scrambled egg. Boiled egg.

Poached egg.

Bloody hell.


Crayfish again.


So if you fellas live in the middle,

may as well stay home

because no bloody good anywhere else.

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Taika Waititi

Taika David Waititi ( ( listen); born 16 August 1975) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2004 short film Two Cars, One Night. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film, with the latter still holding that title as of 2018. He co-directed the horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement, which brought him further critical acclaim and recognition. Waititi later directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017), which received critical acclaim. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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