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Kombi Nation
Kombi Nation
Actors: Loren Horsley, Gentiane Lupi, Genevieve McClean, Jason Whyte
Director: Grant Lahood
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
UR     2006     1hr 23min

Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 07/25/2006 Run time: 83 minutes


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Actors: Loren Horsley, Gentiane Lupi, Genevieve McClean, Jason Whyte
Director: Grant Lahood
Creators: Loren Horsley, Gentiane Lupi, Genevieve McClean, Jason Whyte, Simon Riera, Grant Lahood, Annie Collins, Ainsley Gardiner
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Studio: Lifesize Ent.
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 01/24/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

The Great OE
SORE EYES | 03/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Road Trip Gone Wrong Hits Home

Deja vu for most Kiwi's...this is the story about a young woman (Genevieve McClean), her sister (Gentiane Lupi) and a friend (Loren Horsley of Eagle v. Shark fame) on their OE (overseas excursion for those uninitiated in kiwi culture). The group of travellers start out in London, buy a van, and agree to take fellow Kiwi Scott along for the ride after meeting him in a pub. The movie is filmed as a quasi-documentary, faux reality tv show, with the documentary film making crew playing a role in the plot. Scott (played by Jason Whyte) introduces a dynamic to the group which tests the bonds of sister and friend. He sleeps with all three girls and is found to be dealing drugs to finance the trip.

This movie wasn't liked by a lot of reviewers-I suspect because the plot is too familar, almost boring for Kiwis. And the drama can hit close to home-the fighting seems real and can be hard to watch. This isn't a light hearted film. It was billed as a comedy and I think that's part of the reason people were disappointed with this pretty good film. There are a lot of good aspects to this movie, but it's a drama and you should be prepared for some serious moments. While the drinking, drugs and sex never get too dark, they do lend an aspect to this film that is unsettling. Viewers in America are likely to find this aspect of Kiwi culture amusing, but Kiwis may find this story a little too close for comfort."