Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
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Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements including violent content, and for some language
DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby digital 5.1
English dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing; closed-captioned
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Additional Credits: Waititi, Taika, film director, film producerDennison, Julian, actorNeill, Sam, actorTe Wiata, Rima, actorHouse, Rachel, actorSony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),Defender Films (New Zealand)Piki FilmsCurious Films
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I used to work with emotionally disturbed boys many, many years ago. That is what they were labeled back in the '70's. What these 8-18 year olds were was basically unloved. I met many boys that were like, Ricky Baker, the main character in Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Ricky becomes the key figure in a New Zealand national manhunt when he disappears into the "bush" with his new foster parent, Sam Neill. This film already has won 13 international awards and is arguably the feel good movie of the year.
The cast is perfect. The humor is dry. The sets are lush. The writer/director is Taika Waititi, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his 12-minute short film in 2005, Two Cars, One Night; which can be viewed in the "special features" that's included in the DVD of another one of his films - Boy. Waititi also co-wrote and co-starred in last year's hilarious vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows.
This type of film is usually referred to as "art-house cinema." It's warm and humorous and is a great film for the holiday season - when sometimes things can a little heavy.
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