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Son of Rambow

This has been my best day of all time.
03 September 2022

A couple of fatherless kids (Bill Milner, Will Poulter) set about making an amateur film based on First Blood.

I haven’t seen this since it came out, and while it’s a bit more paint-by-numbers than I remembered it’s an incredibly sweet and likeable film. The two child leads turn in surprisingly nuanced performances, both having fun but hurting beneath the surface.

It’s a beautiful love letter to those childhood friendships that form in the most unlikely of circumstances, and a testament to the human ability to find ways to heal in the most unlikely places.