Aroview: Set in the early 90's, this Kiwi "mullet" comedy follows the arrested development of two 'bogan' mates whose situation and relationship goes from-bad-to-worse after covering up the accidental death of a Norwegian backpacker.
Robert Sarkies' third consecutive feature to be set and filmed on location in the far South Island is based on his brother Duncan Sarkies' debut novel, and though their brazen satire of mateship doesn't always hit the mark, it has comic sparks and is surely the most breathtakingly scenic black comedy ever made. Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie and Ozzie import Hamish Blake (from Hamish & Andy) fare well as the co-dependent coupling, though its newcomer Maaka Pohatu that provides the film's hearty presence.
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2 stars (Good Try) The script is well suited to the characters but the story runs out of steam before the end and it looks as if it was in search of an ending. The saving grace for the whole exercise is the Catlins locations.~tubbs