Directed by: Matt Murphy
Starring: James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings, Dean O’Gorman
Running Time: 93mins
The Misfits. The Mini. The Mayhem
PORK PIE is an hilaious, action-packed adventure that tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.
The film is based on 80s kiwi classic GOODBYE PORK PIE, cleverly updated by writer-director Matt Murphy, son of the original film’s director Geoff Murphy. Though the new trio doesn’t smoke as much dope as first film’s protagonists, Murphy the younger retains an undeniable chillax vibe, thanks in large part to the non-sequitur-strewn banter of the leads. Crucially, the casual misogyny of the 1981 release has been replaced by an unforced social conscience, and Murphy even takes the time to provide a quick backstory to both the title and their outlaw soubriquet of the Blondini Gang.