Son of Rambow

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

Summary: Son of Rambow is a hilariously fresh and visually inventive take on friendship, family, film heroes, and the death-defying adventures of growing up in the video age. The story takes place in 1980s Britain, where young Will Proudfoot is raised in isolation among The Brethren, a puritanical religious sect in which music and TV are strictly forbidden. When Will encounters his first movie, a pirated copy of Rambo: First Blood, his imagination is blown wide open. Now, Will sets out to join forces with the seemingly diabolical school bully, Lee Carter, to make their own action epic, devising wildly creative, on-the-fly stunts, not to mention equally elaborate schemes for creating a movie of total commitment and nonstop thrills while hiding out from The Brethren. When school popularity finally descends on Will and Lee in the form of, oui, the supercool French exchange student, Didier Revol, their remarkable new friendship and precious film are pushed, quite literally, to the breaking point. (Paramount Classics/Vantage)

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Runtime: 96 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence and reckless behavior.
Production: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Family
Countries: Germany, UK, France
Languages: English, French
Home Release Date: Aug 26, 2008
Director Credit
Garth Jennings Director
Writer Credit
Garth Jennings Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Bill Milner Will Proudfoot
Cast Credit
Anna Wing Grandma
Charlie Thrift Duncan Miller
Emilie Chesnais French Teacher
Finola McMahon Gail Graham
Jessica Hynes Mary Proudfoot
Jules Sitruk Didier Revol
Neil Dudgeon Joshua
Paul Ritter Geography Teacher
Peter Robinson Lucas Dupont
Rachel Mureatroyd Marie Plante
Sam Kubrick-Finney Danny
Tallulah Evans Jess Proudfoot
Taylor Richardson David Smart
Will Poulter Lee Carter
Producer Credit
Benjamin Goldhirsh Executive Producer
Bristol Baughan Executive Producer
Christian Baute Associate Producer
Hengameh Panahi Executive Producer
Jane Robertson Line Producer
Meinolf Zurhorst Associate Producer
Michel Reilhac Associate Producer
Nick Goldsmith Producer
Peter Nadermann Associate Producer
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