Technically he is Zoe's guinea pig, but since she left us, Vince hasn't been so much as looked at. Apart from having his cage cleaned weekly and a daily toss of some food bits, he has been left to his own devices pretty much 24/7. It turns out that there is a child at school that needs something to love, so I see a win-win opportunity here. Vince gets some much needed attention and I don't have to clean up his poo anymore, what a fine plan. The only potential flaw that I see in this plan is that he is already so old, and I do worry that said child will form an attachment and then find Vince legs up soon after, if he even has that long to go!
I will definitely need to forewarn everyone about Vince's fragile and elderly state, so that his death isn't too traumatic, but who knows how long he will last? It is impossible to know for sure.
Braved the frigid temperatures last night and headed out for a feast of yummy treats and some good wine in front of the fire place at a local wine bar with some gal pals. We also took in a movie all about relocating and fitting into new places. Seems rather apt in a way, but there were no guinea pigs to be seen here, but there were certainly plenty of laughs.
Release Date: 2016
Running Time: 101 mins
Director Taika Waititi hits a very humorous note with his latest offering, Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Based on the novel Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, this New Zealand tale was a box office smash, swiftly becoming the highest grossing locally produced movie of all time and endearing audiences with its quirky characters and subtly sweet storyline.
After a tragic turn of events, 'bad egg' Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) finds himself on the run from the law and hiding out in the bush with his cantankerous foster care father Hec (Sam Neill).
There is no shortage of laughs to be had here, this is truly funny 'grass-roots' humour at its best. One of the things that I have always loved about Waititi's movies is that they never feel forced or fabricated, there is a genuine sense of realness to them that makes them so enjoyable.
Newcomer Julian Dennison is a natural in front of the camera, demonstrating a fabulous mixture of naughtiness and charm in equal measure, and Sam Neill does an excellent job of portraying the relentlessly grumpy character Hec. It was so great to see Neill back onscreen doing comedy again, which he clearly has a flair for.
This movie isn't life changing, but it is fun and delightful in all the right ways, and with a PG rating you can take the kids along to see it without worrying about any unnecessary vulgarity or inappropriateness.
FINAL SAY: Shit just got real!
4 Chili Peppers