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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.

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