Lily, a mousy
This offbeat and frequently funny comedy plays like Kiwi version of Napoleon Dynamite. While it’s not quite in the same league as that film, it’s still pretty entertaining, thanks largely to some great performances. Horsley (who also co-wrote the script) is excellent as the shy Lily, but it’s Clement who steals the movie. If you’ve ever seen him on Flight of the Conchords, you know he can be pretty freaking hilarious and his eccentric performance is easily the best thing about the film. Naturally, he gets all the best lines of the movie; my favorite being: “You’re a bitch and you will die of diabetes!”
Director/co-writer Taika Waititi also turns up in a small role.