Pork Pie - 2017
Blondini Enterprises - 105 min.
DVD #9338683122131(AU/NZ); 9317731131219
Blu-ray #9338683122179(AU/NZ); 9317731134562
Principal Cast: Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings, Antonia Prebble, Matt Whelan, Siobhan Marshall, Ben Mitchell, Thomas Sainsbury, Geraldine Brophy, Rima Te Wiata
Crew: Screenplay: Matt Murphy; Director of Photography: Crighton Bone; Editor: Jonno Woodford-Robinson; Production Designer: Seth Kelly; Costume Designer: Kristin Seth; Hair & Makeup Designer: Jacqui Leung; Composer: Jonathan Crayford; Producer: Tom Hern; Director: Matt Murphy.
Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of New Zealand in a yellow MINI Cooper S, protesting conformity and chasing lost love with a posse of cops and a frenzied media in hot pursuit. This is a updated version of the 1980 hit, 'Goodbye Pork Pie', which was directed by Matt Murphy's father, Geoff Murphy. Although there are pluses and minuses concerning both this and the original, I think I still prefer the original. The photography of 'Pork Pie' is better than the original and I did get a couple of laughs from the last 30 minutes, but the script and acting is weak. Sequels and redos seldom match the originals and this is no exception.
Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: B-
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