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Release Date: May 2nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
In 1980s England, schoolboys Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) and Lee Carter (Will Poulter) meet by chance in a hallway. Though the boys are polar opposites, Lee asks Will to help him make a homemade action movie, inspired by Sylvester Stallone's hit, "Rambo: First Blood." Will, who lives in a strict religious environment, is only too happy to oblige his new friend.

Cast: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Hynes, Neil Dudgeon, Anna Wing, Eric Sykes, Ed Westwick

Director: Garth Jennings

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Arte France Cinema, Hammer and Tongs

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: England, Endearing, School, Mother, Growing up, Offbeat, Transformation, 1980s, Friendship, Creative, Rise

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  • A hodgepodge of popular kids' elements crammed into a mishmash of a movie. show more

  • In many ways, Son of Rambow plays like a pint-size, even cheekier version of the recent Michel Gondry film "Be Kind Rewind." Both are stories about people making movies not because it's their job but because doing so brings a vast sense of play into their lives. show more

  • As is the case with many English comedies, some of the film's slang is hard to understand. But Jennings' sprightly films proves that although England and America are countries divided by the same language, they are united by slapstick comedy. show more

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Nominated Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)