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EBarnacle1 Review: Whale Rider (21) Review: Whale Rider 01 Sep 03


This weekend, I went to my first film in along time. It came to a choice between "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Whale Rider." We chose "Whale Rider."

In brief, it is a tale of a young, motherless Maori girl whose father has run away and left her [from birth] with her grandparents. The grandfather is a chieftan by birth for umpteen generations and, as she is the firstborn child of a lineal chief, she is supposed to be a chief--with all that implies. Oh year, she is also supposed to have been a male. The story is of how she overcomes prejudice, stereotyping and rejection.

It is well played. My initial reaction, early in the film, was that the scenery alone was worth the price of admission. By the end of the film, I was crying and would have sat through it again if Lady Hillary and my sister would have sat with me. I intend to get the video when it is released. Go see it.


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