Boy is the second feature film directed by Academy Award-winning New Zealand filmmaker, Taika Waititi, who is best known for his movies Jojo Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarock, and What We Do in the Shadows, as well as his television work on The Mandalorian and Flight of the Conchords.
Boy is, “a creative coming-of-age comedy set in 1984, following an eleven-year-old Michael Jackson fanatic nicknamed "Boy" (James Rolleston). With his mother dead and father AWOL, Boy becomes the head of a household full of kids when his Nana leaves town for a funeral. Out of nowhere, Boy's Dad (Waititi) rolls up in a vintage car with his ‘gang,’ and turns Boy's life upside down. There are treasure hunts, fistfights, and falling-outs, as Boy grapples to learn why his Dad left the family so long ago.”
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