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Son of Rambow 2007

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In this charming comedy, Will's family is the Plymouth Brethern - he's not allowed to listen to music or watch TV. When he gets caught up with school terror Lee he sees a pirate copy of a Rambo film.

Starring:
Neil Dudgeon, Bill Milner
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Garth Jennings
Starring Neil Dudgeon, Bill Milner
Supporting actors Jessica Hynes, Anna Wing, Will Poulter, Tallulah Evans, Emilie Chesnais, Paul Ritter, Finola McMahon, Rachel Mureatroyd, Taylor Richardson, Peter Robinson, Charlie Thrift, Jules Sitruk, Sam Kubrick-Finney, James Clarke, Zofia Brooks, Denise Orita, Eric Sykes, Ed Westwick
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: DVD
The idea doesnt seem interestinmg and could be forgettable but the cast of kids and the touching premise of unlikely friendship works so well and also being set in the early 80's captures the time period perfectly. Will Poulter has gone on to bigger things now but this shows how good he is being a problem child but having charm as well and im sure many can relate to knowing someone like him when we were kids.
So a well above average gem that adults and teenagers can enjoy.
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A delightful British-Movie telling the story of two lads who form an unlikely friendship 'Will Proudfoot' (Bill Milner)
a timid boy who's led a sheltered life at home in a religious environment not even having access to a T.V
'Lee Carter' (Will Poulter) a complete opposite of 'Will' he's a trouble-maker at School, he's a bully and indeed a
petty thief, he even video's movies in the local cinema to 'pirate' and sell-on, the latest 'First Blood'
'Lee' has a dream to make his own video which he hopes to enter in 'A Screen Test' competition run by the BBC.
'Will' is made to feel obliged by 'Lee' to do his bidding, and whist at 'Lee's' home he gets to see the downloaded
'Rambo' movie.
Well, this leaves a lasting impression upon 'Will' he begins to fantasize about the movie becoming quite obsessed,
because he'd never seen a movie, he now imagines himself as 'The Son of RanboW' and begins to draw stories he's
imagined in his book (in fact a Bible)
'Lee' catches sight of the story-lines and decides to build his 'movie' around them with the, at first reluctant participation
of 'Will' ......though he does warm to the idea as a friendship begins to develop.
However, a student-exchange program introduces a 'cool' French Student upon the scene who is admired by many of
the schools students, when the new-comer gets wind of the movie and the story line from 'Will's' drawings he wants in on
the action as do many of the students, however, 'Lee' feels he's lost control of his vision, it's been gate-crashed by others,
and begins to feel sidelined............will the friendship formed by 'Lee' and 'Will' prevail.
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This Film is a must. it is a bit slow to start off but once it gets going boy is it great. My Autistic son absolutely loved it and went to see it another time.
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Basically, this film is almost a snapshot of my life in the early 80s - except my family weren't in a strict religious order, and I didn't live in a nursing home.

SKILL!

My wife, who was never a young boy and didn't grow up in England and she gave it five stars too, so there.

Scratch my blue beard indeed.
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By C. MacLellan VINE VOICE on 6 July 2008
Format: DVD
The 1980s gave us the world many things - yuppies, shoulder pads, the Falklands War, and for the purposes of this review, the children's TV show Screen Test. One of the first `reality shows', it allowed kids to send their own short films into the programme, to compete against other kids, to win a plasticy, trophy thing - and more importantly, appear on TV.

So, after sneaking into a showing of First Blood, wild child Lee Carter (Will Poluter) decides he's going to win the Screen Test competition by making his own version of the Sly Stallone feature. Following a chance meeting in the school corridor, he manages to rope in the help of Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) as his leading man, throwing him into lakes and sending him flying into pits of tar. However, Will's new found pastime does not go down well with his mother (Jessica Hynes), as her family are part of the Brethren, a group which forbids it's members from watching films or television, in an attempt to insulate itself from the outside world. Although the two boys come from completely different backgrounds, both are loners, and in each other, find their `blood brother'.

The baby of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy director Garth Jennings, Son of Rambow is a semi-autobiographical account of the director's childhood. The film is a homage to the 1980s which Jennings grew up in, similar to that seen in Shane Meadow's This Is England. From the music of Depeche Mode, to the language used ("Skill" as in "Skill on toast"), right down to the minute details, such as the guide-dog-shaped charity collection boxes outside the supermarket, Jennings is transporting many of his viewers back to the age they grew up in.
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Son of Rambow is a very funny film about the strange friendship of two different boys (Lee Carter and will) who try and make a film to be at the cinema for a competition. It is very enjoyable to watch for mostly all ages and I particularly enjoyed the French students that came to the school! One of my all time favourites.
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I have just seen this film at the cinema. Its an excellent period film set in the 1980s about a friendship which crosses to completely different backgrounds. The acting from the two boys is superb and the clever humour throughout kept me laughing. The pace is good so you dont get bored and there are some truly memorable moments (I wont spoil by saying what they are!) which had me in tears of laughter. The ending is cheesy but definitely well done and there are some true moments of emotion which really strike a chord. I would thoroughly recommend this film, particularly if you liked "This is England" and I will certainly buy it when it comes out.
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