Review of film: “SON OF RAMBOW” – Outsider Shoots A Film =
[ RATING: 6 of 10 stars ]
Date Rated: May 10, 2008 | Rel. Date: May 2, 2008 =[From an advance screening:] There are a number of charming and interesting elements in this British movie-- along with some strange, confusing and unnecessary side-trips into “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” territory. The underpinning of the film revolves around the life of pre-teen Will in a near-Puritanical religious sect called The Brethren. Since I know someone who’s taught in a Brethren-based school, I know a lot of what the film portrays (i.e., the disassociation with modern dress and technology like videos) is quite accurate...
... In the public school he attends, the naive Will (played by BILL MILNER) meets a similarly-aged delinquent guy Lee (well acted by WILL POULTER) who introduces him to the “Outsider” world of movies and disobedience. Brethren Will becomes obsessed with filming a MOVIE with his quasi-friend, to the consternation of his very religious mother and her male friend. While too much of this goes off on meaningless tangents, it has some enjoyable fundamentals.