Five flatmates find something growing in their basement much to their delight, but when the rightful owner comes knocking and finds that they have appropriated the goods things start to go awry.
“Scarfies' scenario of innocents bumbling onto a windfall giving them a crash course in Underworld Studies 101 is hardly new, with recent variations on that theme including Shallow Grave and A Simple Plan. But it brings something fresh and decidedly New Zealand-accented to the premise. It revels in its setting, the dank mansion and surrounding city lending an air of Southern Gothic, while a Flying Nun soundtrack contributes to the nervy energy fair crackling off-screen in its latter stages. And there's more infectious energy coming from the young ensemble. The quintet of Emma, Graham, Alex, Nicole all react to their hostage-taking predicament in ways that show their characters aren't just woolly hatted archetypes, and debuting feature director Sarkies gets convincing performances all round. … it’s easily the most outlandishly entertaining New Zealand film for years...” — Russell Baillie, Christchurch Star, 6 August 1999