Hunt for the Wilderpeople – Review of the movie

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I had to give a review of this awesome movie recently released. Not just because I am from New Zealand (and a very proud Kiwi), but because I enjoyed it so much. I felt it my duty to spread the word so that others who may not have heard of it, can go see it if they get the chance.

The dynamics between Julian Dennison (the boy) and Uncle Hec (Sam Neill) are hilarious and heartwarming. There are many other familiar faces in the cast line-up who also helped to make this movie so enjoyable.

Based on book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, the movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople was a little sad in places, but mostly pee-your-pants, laugh out loud funny and so very kiwi. It kept me glued to the screen the whole way through.

An added bonus is the beautiful backdrop of the ‘majestical’ (in the words of Uncle Hec) countryside that I am so lucky to call home. If you want a taste of real outback New Zealand, this film is a great place to start.

#supportNZtalent #SamNeillrockinthatbeard #lovinmycountry #backtowriting

 

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