DVD Review: Two Little Boys (+trailer)

By Craig Nicholson

There's nothing too predictable about New Zealand film, particularly comedy.

Boy showed what could be achieved with an original script and some quality characters.

The black comedy Two Little Boys continues that vein of original comedy.

Two of Australasia's funniest men - Bret McKenzie and Hamish Blake - have put away the one-liners to show their dark side in a terrific Kiwi movie.

Not for the faint-hearted, Two Little Boys is, at times, a brutal story of mateship taken to the extreme.

The somewhat simple Nige (McKenzie) and obsessive Deano (Blake) have been inseparable mates since school days and Deano has always looked out for his buddy.

Nige has simple needs - a car, a girlfriend and a hot meat pie.

But life turns pear-shaped for Nige when at three in the morning he knocks over and kills a Norwegian backpacker in his car while driving through the centre of Invercargill.

Totally flustered, he turns to the man who always gets him out of trouble - Deano.

Deano sees their friendship as the cornerstone of his life and he will do absolutely anything to maintain it. Some may even say there is a large touch of psychopath about him.

When Deano steps in to help Nige solve his dead backpacker problem, he decides a trip to the Caitlins is the answer so they can dispose of the body and bury the problem forever.

What complicates matters is Nige's new flatmate - Gav (Maaka Pohatu) - who may know a little too much.

Deano wants Gav to join them so he can kill two birds with one stone, literally.

The adventures of the boys in the Caitlins feature many funny moments with a distinctly dark tone to them.

What we are left with is a very good New Zealand comedy set in a spectacular part of the world.

Two Little Boys

(R15) Universal

Rating: 3.5 / 5




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