Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  87 min.
Release Date: July 13, 2012 - Toronto - July 13, 2012 - Toronto
DVD: July 9, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.50
based on 14 votes and 2 reviews
Rate Movie | Read all user reviews

Cast: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi


In 1984, Michael Jackson and "Thriller" are popular in the lives of New Zealand children. Boy is an 11-year-old dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives on a farm with his Nan, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers).

Shortly after Nan leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, returns home after seven years away. Having imagined his father as a deep sea diver, a war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson, 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.

Director: Taika Waititi
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael
Screenplay: Taika Waititi
Official Site:

Trailers and Videos more

Photo Gallery view all

User Reviewsread all

  • 5 stars "Fantastic Classic Kiwi Movie - Really Enjoyed It"
  • 5 stars "Beautiful film."