Monday, October 27, 2008

Son of Rambow

Forbidden to watch TV or go to the movies by his ultrareligious parents, young Will (Bill Milner) gets a hold of a camera, and his mind blossoms in this nostalgic comedy from the team behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Set in 1980s Britain, the film tells the tale of the friendship that blossoms between Will and class bully Lee (Will Poulter) when the latter recruits Will to help him make a home movie inspired by Rambo: First Blood.

Son of Rambow is a quarky heartfelt dramedy about discovering who you are and who your friends really are and understanding that despite what your family thinks, doing what you really want to do is essential in becoming the person you will not regret becoming. This is a very nostalgic film paying it's respects to the mid 80's with a religious contrast that reflects the oppression that entails with foced beliefs. Which in turn is shown through the Son of Rambow's Mother questioning her own ideals, whether they be right or wrong. A sincere and funny film.

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