Movie Review: Two Little boys (+trailer)

By Craig Nicholson

Two of Australasia's funniest men have put away the one-liners to show their dark comedy 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.

Nige (Bret McKenzie) and Deano (Hamish Blake) have been inseparable friends since school days and Deano has always looked out for his buddy.

Nige is a simple guy with simple needs - a car, a girlfriend and a hot meat pie.

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

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

Deano is rather more obsessive than Nige and 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 backpacker problem, he decides a trip to the Caitlins is the answer - there they can dispose of the body and bury the problem forever.

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

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

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

When Deano sinks to his lowest depths and the blood and body parts start flying, it's hard to keep your eyes on the screen.

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

Two Little Boys

(R15), 101 minutes

Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars

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- Hamilton News

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