Mini Review - The Rocket

The Rocket (out Aug 29) is one of the best Australian films in recent years... and it's not even set in this country! It centres on a mischievous 10-year-old boy from Laos who is trying to prove to his family that he doesn't always bring bad luck. Blending comedy with drama, the film brings together the country’s history, its curious traditions and its beautiful landscape. Grade: A-.