Hibiscus & Ruthless - 2018
M2S1 Films - 97 min.
DVD UPC - 9322225228320
Blu-ray UPC - 9322225228313
Principal Cast: Suivai Pilisipi Autagavaia, Anna Maree Thomas, Lafitaga Mafaufau, Yvaonne Maea Brown, Thierry Martel, Haanz Fa'avae Jackson, Daya Sao Mafiti.
Writer: Stallone Vaiaoga Ioasa; Director of Photography: Riki Reinfeld; Original Music: Andrew Faleatua; Editor: Jack Woon; Makeup: Vee Gulliver; Sound: Denoize Green, Dick Reade; Producer: Dinah Vaiaoga Iosa; Director: Stallone Vaiaoga Ioasa.
Hibiscus' (Suivai Pilisipi Autagavaia) obedience towards her Mother's rules - no going out and no boyfriends - gets put to the test in her final year of University. As guys start to go all out to impress Hibiscus, she asks her childhood friend Ruth (Anna-Maree Thomas) a.k.a Ruthless, to help keep her on the straight and narrow. Various Auckland area locations for this NZ/Samoan themed comedy. Well, at least the first half was a comedy, but the second half is a nominal drama with, thankfully, a satisfying ending.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: C+
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