Boy (2010) FIlm Review



Boy is an eleven-year-old New Zealand boy who lives with his grandmother and a bunch of his cousins and waits for his father to return from a spell in prison. His father returns whilst his grandmother is away for a funeral and turns their world around.

I remember this coming out in cinemas a few years ago and hearing rave reviews, but for some reason, I thought it was going to be a deep, dramatic film. I avoided it, I think in part because I’ve spent much of my life scared of watching Once Were Warriors. Finally, I brace myself to sit down and watch it, ready to be scared and shocked, and I laugh. And laugh. This is a fabulously funny and delightful film.

The film is told through the eyes of Boy, with all of the confusion that an eleven-year-old brings to the world. Boy is a great character. Funny, delightful, trusting and foolish. The film is funny and most definitely worth watching.