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Son of Rambow

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Son of Rambow
Maggie Ferreira

Son of Rambow

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
95 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/02/08
performer:
Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Ed Westwick
director:
Garth Jennings
distributor:
Paramount Vantage
author:
Garth Jennings
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

Short story: A couple of ’80s schoolboys create a home-video sequel to the first Rambo movie. Long story: Busy British comedy Son of Rambow waxes nostalgic about boyhood friendships, school days, amateur video-making, and the glorious grunts of Sylvester Stallone. (The movie also takes a swipe at conservative Christian sectarianism.) The team who made The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy display plenty of whirligig energy, if not much control or lightness of touch. The nonpros who play the religious angel and devilish bully best friends/junior filmmakers perform like…nice nonpros. C+