Son Of Rambow

17 Nov 10

Director: Garth Jennings



96 min

Will is the sheltered son of a strict religious family who has never watched TV; Lee is the school terror who convinces Will to help create their own VHS opus after seeing a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood. Add the coolest French exchange student ever and a bizarre cameo performance from Eric Sykes, and Son of Rambow effortlessly combines genre pastiche with a thoughtful story about peer pressure, neglect and yearning in the early 1980s. The terrific lead performances, along with a keen eye for the indignities of the playground, keep things the right side of sentimentality.