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Still shot from the movie: Son of Rambow.

Son of Rambow

Will (Bill Milner) has spent all of his young life in a protective religious community. So when an aspiring filmmaker at school (Will Poulter) shows him a pirated copy of the film Rambo, the boy can't resist the forbidden fruit. Together, the chums decide to make their own movie titled: Son of Rambow. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Theater Release: 22 May 2008
Video Release: 25 Aug 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Son of Rambow Rated PG-13?


Despite being a childhood tale, this film contains some disturbing images of reckless behavior and mean spirited activities. Children throw rocks at another child (a boy is shown with a bloody face after being hit) and one student is hit in the head with a large stick. Some boys also try to ignite a cigarette by running an electrical current through a chain of students. One child uses a crossbow to shoot an arrow at an object on another child’s head. Along with clips from a war movie, there are scenes of weapon use (including a gun used to shoot a bird and a knife used to cut a hand), a near drowning, reckless stunts and some moments of peril. Frequent bullying, stealing and lying are also depicted. A man has scissors shoved up his nose (some blood is seen). Children are shown smoking on numerous occasions. They also experiment with other potentially dangerous concoctions that cause one boy to vomit. Profanities, vulgarities, crude sexual innuendo and some scatological slang are included along with a rude hand gesture from a child to an adult. A boy also engages in kissing with a line-up of female students.

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