Son of Rambow

"You want to be the son of Rambo?!"

This charming story of two very different youngsters finding friendship and the joys of filmmaking will strike a power chord with anyone who grew up in the eighties.

Shy Will, brought up in the strict Plymouth Brethren church (no TV or rock ‘n’ roll for him) and local tearaway Carter make unlikely mates, but they gradually bond over a love of adventure and yes, the Sly Stallone vehicle First Blood. They begin to make a movie loosely based on Rambow’s exploits, however the film, and their relationship, is put to the test when too cool for school French exchange student Didier wants in on the action…

The attention to detail, from the soundtrack and the fashions to the playground slang is spot on – a space dust fuelled common room stomp to Adam Ant is particularly well realised. Son of Rambow deserves to become an instant cult classic – in the words of the kids themselves; it’s absolute ‘skill’.

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