Not because I'm telling you to, but because you need to. This is one of those movies that you absolutely have to see, have to experience. It's not entertaining in the sense that you'll turn off the VCR or walk out of the theater going, "I really enjoyed it," because odds are you won't.
That doesn't matter.
It's difficult to describe a movie like this. It's about a New Zealand family and domestic violence. While there are several elements of the film that you'll only get if you're familiar with New Zealand, the domestic violence angle is universal.
I can't really put it into words. At least, none that would do this film justice.
Extremely violent at times, but powerfully acted and shot. Temuera Morrison, as the father, has never been able to top his performance as a violent, alcoholic, abusive father. He's been stuck in secondary roles in (of all films) Speed 2, The Island Of Dr. Moreau, and Barb Wire. Forget all those. He's outstanding here, as is the rest of the cast.Again, go see it.