Sunday, June 1, 2008

Movie: Son of Rambow

We saw this on Friday night - our sitter is doing very well financially of late. I thought it was one of the best movies I have seen all year. It is original, fun, clever and works on many different levels. The story concerns two young English boys making a film to enter into an amateur film contest sponsored by the BBC. Along the way, much is learned about the nature of friendship and loyalty, about the way popular culture does its work and about the enduringly odd relationship between the English and the French. Indeed, the bits about the visiting French students, and the way the English students react to them, are among the funniest, and most telling, in the film.

Highly recommended, with the caveat that Lisa thought the ending too sweet. I thought so too but not to the same extent.