Gary of the Pacific

Gary of the Pacific

Gary of the Pacific

A loser real estate agent (Josh Thomson) becomes the chief of a sinking Pacific island in this Kiwi-Pacific comedy from thedownlowconcept (TV's 7 Days).

When struggling real-estate agent Gary Vasisi (Thomson) is called back to his homeland in the Pacific, he’s handed a great opportunity - the chance to take his dying father’s crown and become Chief of an island that is rapidly sinking into the ocean. With a treasury and a tropical paradise to his name, Gary hopes to give his girlfriend Chloe (Megan Stevenson) the wedding she wants and finally attain the success he's yearned for. Even if it is at the expense of his people.

2016Rating: M, Sexual humour, nudity and coarse language87 minsNew Zealand
Comedy

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

With a strong pedigree in short-form and TV comedy, news that thedownlowconcept had a feature-length effort on the way came as exciting news. Unfortunately, the writing-directing trio’s first big screen effort, Gary of the Pacific, is somewhat of a disappointment.

Yay for NZ film!

Saw this last night; so funny and cute! Awesome, REAL characters that you're not sure if you like but can't stop watching all the same, beautifully shot and wonderfully nuanced performances, especially from the shameless Gary's various bits ands pieces. The rolling undercurrent of humour is an ever present, welcome antidote to the usual in your face gags...

4.0

Stays on one level

right the way through. No highs but no lows. Worth going to.

3.0

Hilarious

What a gem! This movie is so warm, clever and totally hilarious. I'd recommend it to anyone for a thoroughly enjoyable time.

5.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

GARY more or less comes right in the last hour. It never really coalesces into anything you could call a coherent story. But the individual moments and scenes that make up the brief running-time are occasionally very funny.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Sporadically funny, Gary feels surprisingly dated for a project put together by a team best known for a topical comedy show.

Stuff

Stuff

press

...they've [thedownlowconcept] clearly aimed, as any good Kiwi film with mainstream ambition would, to collect as wide an audience as possible on the way and that's left it a touch too gentle and frankly linear to be top-class.

3.0
Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

With a strong pedigree in short-form and TV comedy, news that thedownlowconcept had a feature-length effort on the way came as exciting news. Unfortunately, the writing-directing trio’s first big screen effort, Gary of the Pacific, is somewhat of a disappointment.

Stuff

Stuff

press

GARY more or less comes right in the last hour. It never really coalesces into anything you could call a coherent story. But the individual moments and scenes that make up the brief running-time are occasionally very funny.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Sporadically funny, Gary feels surprisingly dated for a project put together by a team best known for a topical comedy show.

Stuff

Stuff

press

...they've [thedownlowconcept] clearly aimed, as any good Kiwi film with mainstream ambition would, to collect as wide an audience as possible on the way and that's left it a touch too gentle and frankly linear to be top-class.

3.0

Yay for NZ film!

Saw this last night; so funny and cute! Awesome, REAL characters that you're not sure if you like but can't stop watching all the same, beautifully shot and wonderfully nuanced performances, especially from the shameless Gary's various bits ands pieces. The rolling undercurrent of humour is an ever present, welcome antidote to the usual in your face...

4.0

Stays on one level

right the way through. No highs but no lows. Worth going to.

3.0

Hilarious

What a gem! This movie is so warm, clever and totally hilarious. I'd recommend it to anyone for a thoroughly enjoyable time.

5.0