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by Emma Crameri (subscribe)
Editor of the Brisbanista website * Awesome things to do for Brisbane residents * brisbanista.com.au/
Published April 28th 2016
Do you need some belly laughs?
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Hunt for the Wilderpeople' is a hilarious must-see film by the multi-talented New Zealand director Taika Waititi.

Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison from Paper Planes) is one bad egg. He steals, blows up thing and wants to be a gangster. He is placed under the care of an eccentric foster aunt and cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) until an unexpected accident occurs.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Ricky and Uncle Hec form an unlikely pair when they find themselves lost in the stunning New Zealand wilderness with the law chasing after them. Overzealous social worker, Paula, is determined to find Ricky and send him to juvenile detention.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunt for the Wilderpeople


The movie is based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress written by Barry Crump. There are a number of Easter eggs in the film, but you'd probably have to be a New Zealander to notice the references to classic Kiwi film and advertising references.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunt for the Wilderpeople


I giggled throughout this film and recommend it whole-heartedly if you need a good laugh.



Hunt for the Wilderpeople is coming to cinemas in Australia on Thursday 26 May and in America on the 24th June 2016.

Thank you to Blue Room Cinebar for hosting the screening.

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Why? A New Zealand Comedy Hit Movie
When: Australia release: 26 May 2016
Where: Your Local Cinema
Cost: Movie ticket
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Great review. I would like to see this movie. It seems like it has it all.
by CassandraJoy (score: 3|1018) 805 days ago
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