Jim is a seventeen-year-old boxer in a small town. He’s a golden boy, preparing for a fight that will elevate him to an early professional status. All bets are on his climb to success. But his father Stan is a demanding coach and a notorious alcoholic. As Jim begins to rethink why he is fighting, his life tangles with Whetu, a razor-tongued, gay Maori boy who spends his days in an old shack with his dog Moimoi where he cobbles together a fragile glamour and dreams of leaving town to become a musician. Away from the rainbow flags and Pride parades, Jim and Whetu must navigate isolation, hypocrisy, the brutality of small-town boxing, and an anonymous queer bashing that no one will talk about. As Jim stumbles towards discovering what it really is to be a gay man, he is forced to understand that strength has little to do with heroism.
I found the acting and most of the storyline to be very well done, in comparison to what I’ve seen so far and I’ve seen many going way back over the years at least this was 80% of the time was entertaining. Definitely a little homophobic a little cheesy. Don’t hold your breath for a fairytale ending but everything they promised will come true. You will notice movies bring you in the first 15 minutes or less. Pull up a chair sit back relax get yourself some popcorn. It’s a cute little coming-of-age gay Romance movie two boys against the world, love finding its way with boys finding each other.
Director: Welby Ings
Writer: Welby Ings
Stars: Tim Roth, Jordan Oosterhof, Conan Hayes
Country of origin: New Zealand
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.19 GiB
Duration : 1 h 38 min
Overall bit rate : 4 613 kb/s
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