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Son of Rambow

Released

May 22, 2008

Latest Home Video

Aug 25, 2008

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Cast

Will Poulter
Bill Milner
Jules Sitruck
Charlie Thrift.

Studio

2008 Paramount Vantage

Still shot from the movie: Son of Rambow.

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Synopsis

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.

Content Details

Why Is Son of Rambow Rated PG-13?

Son of Rambow is rated PG-13 The MPAA has rated Son of Rambow PG-13 for some violence and reckless behavior.

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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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

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A video store employee and his friend make their own versions of Hollywood blockbusters after all the VHS tapes in the rental store are erased in Be Kind Rewind. A young English boy is able to act on his religiously motivated charitable inclinations when a large bag of money lands on his playhouse in the movie Millions

 

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Coarse Language, Violence
AB PG Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Young Children
MB PG Language May Offend.
ON PG Violence. Language May Offend.
QC G Not recommended for young children.
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Son of Rambow...

Son of Rambow has its birth on DVD, with the following extra additions: an audio commentary by director Garth Jennings, producer Nick Goldsmith and cast members Bill Milner and Will Poulter, a making-of featurette (Boys Will Be Boys), Garth’s short film Aron (the inspirtation for this movie) and the Son of Rambow Online Short.

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