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      Ocean Boy

      Released Feb 3, 2023 1 hr. 46 min. Drama List
      56% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 86% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Set in the late 1980s, Ocean Boy is told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, Rockit. As he grapples to understand why his Mum's not coming home, Rockit embarks on a magical holiday with his father, Bosch, only to discover they're actually running from the law. Rockit finds a soulmate and then teenage love with Ash Ash, but it's the ocean that gives him the security and calm he yearns from his parents. Ultimately Rockit is a boy held by nature, a young man who wins our hearts and respect as his story unfolds. Filmed at iconic Byron Bay, against the canvas of Australia's famous east coast surf beaches and rain forests, Ocean Boy is a raw and unapologetic exploration of unconscious parenting and the deeper themes of love and relationships. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Alexander F Some parts of the plot were pretty shallow. The mother's character was not well developed at all. There were some really wholesome moments between Bosch and Rockit though. Also some stunning visuals and a great soundtrack. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/27/23 Full Review A.L.Jude P Beautiful movie with a attuning story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/29/23 Full Review Andrew S Enjoyable movie with great scenery. A movie that was not predictable with a great story. Well done Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Pete Based on true events of the childhood of Tyler Atkins growing up on the East Coast of Australia. With unstable parent structure Rockit is forced to live a harsh and unconventional life growing up in a single parent relationship. Rockits father, a drug growing dealer, is forced to be on the run after police find his marijuana crop fighting a bush fire. The movie has been hit harshly by Australian media critics but I found this movie to be totally opposite to their archaic views. For a movie that has been based on true life events, this is an awesome watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review james s This film had all the elements of a decent drama but missed the mark. Luke Hemsworth was good and almost able to bring back the overall value of this picture but I'll be honest, the character of Rockit is so unappealing as a protagonist, that I thought to myself, "This is why I don't want kids". There was no build up, no revelation and no redemption. It ends up being a visually pretty 1 hour and 46 minute slow fizzle. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review mark d I missed out on seeing this at the cinemas with my son, as soon as I heard about it and where it was shoot I was frothing to see it. Purchased it online and watched it two nights running, I rekon it is a awesome Aussie show , a lot of my self and my son in there , couldn't love it any more , awesome job by everyone 💯 thanks guys Mark Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wenlei Ma News.com.au Luke Hemsworth’s range is a revelation. This is exactly the type of film that allows him to showcase those talents. Rated: 3/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald Luke Hemsworth plays Bosch, the father. He does a superb job of making this man seem real -- so much so I wish he did more roles like this. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 18, 2022 Full Review Luke Buckmaster Guardian I thought I could no longer be surprised by this film’s cheesiness. I was wrong. Rated: 2/5 Aug 18, 2022 Full Review Sumner Forbes Film Threat For those yearning for that next coming-of-age gem, you might have to go elsewhere because Ocean Boy might have strayed out too far from land. Rated: 5.5/10 Feb 9, 2023 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Some agreeable actors, lovely locales and nifty surfing footage aren’t enough to save this meandering Australian coming-of-age tale. Rated: C Feb 8, 2023 Full Review Joel Fisher Battle Royale With Cheese King is also shown to be more than capable in a story which, like his character, wants to be mature but doesn’t quite get there. Feb 8, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Set in the late 1980s, Ocean Boy is told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, Rockit. As he grapples to understand why his Mum's not coming home, Rockit embarks on a magical holiday with his father, Bosch, only to discover they're actually running from the law. Rockit finds a soulmate and then teenage love with Ash Ash, but it's the ocean that gives him the security and calm he yearns from his parents. Ultimately Rockit is a boy held by nature, a young man who wins our hearts and respect as his story unfolds. Filmed at iconic Byron Bay, against the canvas of Australia's famous east coast surf beaches and rain forests, Ocean Boy is a raw and unapologetic exploration of unconscious parenting and the deeper themes of love and relationships.
      Director
      Tyler Atkins
      Executive Producer
      Nick Cole, Andrew Mann, Vicki Scotts
      Screenwriter
      Tyler Atkins, Drue Metz
      Distributor
      Gravitas Ventures
      Production Co
      Black Pearl Productions, Deeper Water, Sunshine Bear Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English (Australia)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 3, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 3, 2023
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