Bill Milner as Will Proudfoot and Will Poulter as Lee Carter are the newcomers who play the boys. Sheltered to the point of solitude by an overprotective mother and a smothering religion, young William Bill Milner resorts to expressing his creativity in elaborate illustrations in unlikely places. As a filmmaker, I hope like crazy I get the opportunity to work with him. The overlapping secondary story, portraying the school-playground infatuation with the New Wave style of French exchange student Didier, is also a rich seam of humour; the stinging parody of teenage culture culminates in Will and Carter's visit to the school common room, populated by posing, pogoing teens. Will's heavily sheltered childhood has created an introvert desperate to escape the confines of his lifestyle, and he is alternately eccentric and sweetly innocent.
It isn't often when I pick up a movie out of boredom that it makes me excited about the stories to tell in film, but this was simply wonderful. I thought this film was simply easy to watch and was entertaining in the form of an 80s schoolboy dream. Movie didn't really know exactly what it wanted to be either in my opinion. This promising theme gives rise to one of the most hilarious comedies in recent cinema, memorable not only for countless laugh-out-loud moments but also for its engaging and unexpectedly moving story. Greetings again from the darkness.
This should be a big hit if it has a wide release in May. Genuine laugh out loud moments, poignant and uplifting, and it can also just be appreciated as a well made film, with good acting, dialogue and direction. When put against picture, the score is appropriate and effective without being overbearing. As a commentary on film and celebrity, the two boy's world is rocked when their film-making is discovered. Most notably is Didier, a French foreign exchange student whose outrageous style and attitude awes the English boys into forming a cult of followers. Come out of the cinema and say, Ahhhh! You will hear it praised to the rafters of course, mainly by viewers who are overjoyed that a British film is made that people want to see and isn't rubbish but, for all its weaknesses the one area the praise is very deserved is in the two main actors.
This is a superb comedy and definitely the best Rambo film ever. So what we tend to get given are fragmented moments of humour, pathos, creativity and so on but with very weak bridging and consistency in between. It follows similar themes to 'Stand by Me' the classic starring River Phoenix , such as childhood loyalty and comradeship, but in a typically British fashion with understated humour, quirky comedy, and some nice references to 80s Britain. It is a shame because the moments are strong enough to make me enjoy the film and be frustrated at its unevenness. Will, from a fatherless family in the grip of the austerely religious Brethren, is a heart-warmingly polite boy harbouring a boundlessly artistic imagination; Carter, from a parentless household, is a lonely rebel with a total lack of respect for everyone except his astoundingly self-absorbed brother, marvellously played by Ed Westwick. All in all, I can't really fully recommend this movie to anyone — first if you're not into this type of movie you will surely bored and - second if you do actually like to watch independence film this still is not really that good, cause this isn't much of story driven. The placement of these songs at the start of the album helps set the tone for both the score that follows, and the film itself.
Sadly though, it is not a great film and it is a shame that it could not harness its strengths in a more effective and pleasing way because for all its good bits, it just doesn't flow together in a way that is as satisfying or as engaging as it could. Carter exposes Will to a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood and from that moment Will's mind is blown wide open and he's easily convinced to be the stuntman in Lee Carters' diabolical home movie. When Lee gets suspended for a mishap with a dog statue, a kite, and a science teacher clipping his nose hairs at just the wrong time; Will unwittingly attracts the attention of an inexplicably popular French exchange student and his bumbling British entourage who can't wait to take part in the film. The shooting of the film provides some hysterical contrasts between grown-up pretensions and childlike absurdity, with gun-battle sequences ripped straight from 'Rambo: First Blood' interspersed with footage of a flying dog attack. Megegyeznek, hogy ő lesz Carter filmjeinek kaszkadőre, de kiderül, hogy a jelenetek kidolgozásához is nagyszerű érzéke van. Along the way, many topics are addressed. Will's imaginative little brain is not only given chance to flourish in the world of film making, but is also very handy when it comes to.
It is during one of his regular exclusions from class as they watch a video that he meets bully Lee Carter, who has been put out of his class for other reasons. The camera-work is striking in many places, particularly the opening montage of front gardens, with Lee riding his bike past and casually causing havoc. Talbot has in store for us next. In this offbeat tale of growing up, rebellion is viewed as comical and a necessary implement for combating the evils of order. Second, Talbot weaves the main theme for the movie throughout the score in as many ways as he can — and it works. Now everyone wants a piece including the French exchange student, Didier, played hysterically well by Jules Sitruk. I hold back 2 just due to I wanted a bit more of the funny parts.
I found it astonishing, how two very young actors, Will Poulter and Bill Milner can make the film what it is today, an utter joy to watch. Not a bad movie but I wouldn't rush to see it. There is an innocent charm about the lead pairing, and the movie as a whole, that should transcend national and cultural boundaries. So often the visuals and madcap occurrences will leave you torn between laughing out loud and raising an eyebrow in bewilderment. And yet, following their chance encounter, the situation where na? The sad thing is, as Jimmy the Saint also pointed out, is it movies to slow for most kids nowadays. After I saw a trailer along with some really good reviews from so many places I decided that this is a definitely a movie to watch. Other actors also did pretty alright with their role specially the French kid, though I still not really see main purpose of his existence despite the fact he is one of the few main character and the one who cause the rift between Will and Carter and other student with his Mr.
The movie really could have been well done as a 10-15 minute short. I also feel that Will imagination hasn't been express to the fullest in the film. A fairly straightforward story of friendship, rebellion, and creativity becomes an outlandish ride through comic absurdity thanks to a bevy of inventively eccentric characters clashing with the notions of order. Again, in the sweep it works and I liked the theme of the outsiders, of Will's growth, of superficially strong or popular people being just as insecure than obviously so. I could have been this both these kids if I had any focus, hold on a second I need to make a little dancing man out of this paper clip? You feel like the movie was supposed to be an uplifting comedy but it had some very dark undertones which in many ways negated the comedic aspects. I urge everyone who hasn't watched the film to give it a shot.
In the end, this refreshingly bizarre take on the delirium of growing up entertains with its unconventional characters and antics? It is hard to fault its creativity and the way it brings out the good feeling of children, in a simpler time, letting their imagination run while also trying to deal with the world that is bigger than them and in this regard Son of Rambow does really well. It wasn't bad film but it wasn't good either. The soundtrack to the film was a lot of fun with hits by Depeche Mode and Cars by Gary Neuman. Despite their differences, they form a friendship while making their film which, to quote Russell Brand, is chock full of youthful folly, jubilance, and hijinks. Unfortunately like so many films, the best scenes were in the previews.
I honestly can't imagine anyone not being moved and amused by this little film. Poulter is hilarious in the role of Carter, delivering stinging wit and outraged putdowns with aplomb. It wasn't like it was predictable story but the flow of the film was pretty uneven and the character wasn't really standout this might actually clash with other people idea, I believe. The two leads are remarkable debut actors, making the story touching and believable and realising the film's comic potential. The reason for this is because the film is not brilliant but is actually rather good.