The misfits, the mini, the mayhem
Jon, a charming but out-of-luck novelist, musters the bravery needed to try and win back the love of his life by surprising her at a friend’s wedding. One problem: he's in Auckland and the wedding is in Wellington.
After a failed attempt to make the journey south in his bomby Holden, Jon hitches a ride with Luke, a sparky young dude driving a fancy new (and unbeknownst to Jon, stolen) yellow MINI Cooper….Soon after, undercover vegan-activist, Keira, climbs through the fast food drive-through window into the MINI bound for Wellington and the Blondini gang of three are formed. As they journey south, the most epic road trip of their lives ensues. To add to Jon's romantic struggles, he and his two new mates become accidental outlaws on-the-run and soon have a frenzy of police and media hot in their pursuit...
Pork Pie promises a special ride indeed: not only is it a rare local remake, but the source material is the classic 1981 movie which first got Kiwis lined up in blockbuster numbers, to see themselves on screen. Writer/director Matt Murphy is son of Kiwi film legend Geoff Murphy, who brought us the original Goodbye Pork Pie.
"Pork Pie definitely achieved putting a modern twist on a classic icon, and works hard to fabricate the audience into a new generation of young Pork Pie fanatics. The only thing to watch out for is that it will probably make you want to cut your losses, toss your respectful relationship with authority, and buy a Mini." ~ Tearaway.co.nz
"A joyous adventure - The script is chock-full of Kiwi jargon and deadpan nods to Noo Zild culture, with some hilarious supporting players." ~ Stuff.co.nz