Young Ricky (Julian Dennison) has only ever known foster homes. When he runs away from his latest one, he finds an ally in eccentric Uncle Hec (Sam Neill) who shows him how to survive in the New Zealand wilderness.

Taika Waititi's (What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the ConchordsEagle vs Shark) delightful film offers up an entertaining variation on the coming-of-age drama, with Dennison and Neill a winning pair of outsiders.