After releasing the global smash Thor: Ragnarok and the much-loved Hunt For the
Wilderpeople in the past 18 months, New Zealander Taika Waititi seems to be everyone’s favourite filmmaker. So there can be no better time to revisit the unique coming-ofage affair that first announced Waititi as an original talent. He also stars here, as an absentee father who suddenly returns home to supposedly spend some “quality time” with his young sons, though nothing could be further from the truth. While this foolish dude is very much a figure of fun, the real lack of connection with his children gives this story great poignancy.