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Whale Rider

This magnificent modern-day fairy tale from New Zealand centers around Pai (11-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes), a smart, stubborn little girl being raised by her grandparents in a poor Maori community. Mom died during childbirth, dad left the country and grandfather has never forgiven her for being born a girl. Equally hard-headed, Pai's grandfather (the regal Rawiri Paratene) combs the community looking for a young boy to become the new spiritual leader of the tribe. Against grandpa's most strenuous objections, Pai sets out to prove that the best man for the job is a girl. This one will have you shooting tears like a SuperSoaker. 105 minutes