For just one easy payment, you too can escape the disappointment and heartache of your existence. This quirky black comedy might make you think twice before hanging up on that next tele-marketer, as the Sunshine Man tries to help people to see what he sees. Actor Des Morgan puts in an appealing performance as the titular Sunshine Man, and Wellington electronica master Rhian Sheehan provides a haunting soundtrack to match the film’s dark style.
The Sunshine Man is an expertly put together dark little parable. The film manages to be both whimsical and perverse, and that’s a neat trick for any filmmaker to pull off.– Film critic Graeme Tuckett