Picture from Son of Rambow
Overall C+

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.

Violence C
Sexual Content B
Profanity C-
Substance Use D

Talk to your kids about…

Son of Rambow

In what ways does Will show empathy for his classmates? Do you think his religious upbringing contributes to his compassionate nature?

How does the film build sympathy for Lee’s character? While some of his actions might be understandable, what are the consequences of letting his actions go unpunished? Why does he say he’s better off without parents?

What are the social structures of the different peer groups in this movie? How do students’ standings change depending on whom they are with?