Whale Rider

Whale Rider

DVD - 2003
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A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Publisher: South Yarra, Vic. : Buena Vista Home Video, [c2003]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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red_sheep_101
Jul 23, 2017

Powerful and inspiring. Good messages, too.

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waromano
May 02, 2017

whaler rider is up there, with the very best, Ninotchka, Captain Fantastic, It's a wonderful life.
Inspiring, the story of a girl that in spite of all odds, came through for herself and her people.
Highly recommended, 5 stars, no question about it. You'll be uplifted

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orangebird
Apr 20, 2017

This is my favorite movie. I have seen it 4 times in so many years.

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BridgettM
Oct 12, 2016

Whale Rider is a beautiful, sad and inspiring film about community, family, history, tradition and leadership. I highly recommend it for teens and adults of all ages. The performance by Keisha Castle-Hughes is excellent and heartbreaking. I have not read the teen fiction book The Whale Rider on which it was based. The movie is rated PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference.

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ostwald
Oct 04, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story
but not for children to watch

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evadora
Aug 14, 2013

One of my all time favorite movies. I highly recommend it.

Green_Bird_203 Jun 06, 2013

Well done. 12 year old girl touches your heart. Much more believable than "Life of Pi".

d2013 Mar 12, 2013

This is a great movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Magical!

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hamburger728
Jul 03, 2012

Good movie..... mostly, I found it sort of depressing that the grandfather almost punished Paikea for being a girl. I practicly cried when she was doing that preformance for him and he wasn't there;(

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geomillar
Jan 20, 2011

If you like magical tales of a twelve year old Maori girl who threatens established male barriers, then this is your cup of tea. I found it just a little bit like the Gospel According to Matilda; a bit preachy. Nonetheless it had its moments.

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Eremita
Jan 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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dblavitt
Jun 18, 2011

dblavitt thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 30

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