Being someone who doesn’t so much enjoy children, I still enjoyed Son of Rambow. The children actors were great and I believed their performances. However, it felt like this film was really missing something or shot off into a direction that the makers hadn’t planned for, and because of that it’s not a film I would sit through again (though I wouldn’t mind watching the trailer).
Although I think they could have had something really great, it seemed like they just didn’t commit to the concept they started with. It’s a nice coming of age film, but I would have liked to see something more creative and perhaps even Michel Gondry-like that really ran with the imagination of the main little boy.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This movie is really good. I noticed its not getting a lot of love from user ratings at imdb. It does have a dated feel to it. It's very "death of the 80's" 90s. However it just has so much charm and doesn't take itself to seriously while self conciously being a dark contemplation of deah and the meaning of life.