Son of Rambow, young Will lost his father to a stroke in the recent past and he fantasizes that he can somehow rescue him from death and make the world right again.
This is a movie about true friendship and growing up. Both boys share a deep loneliness and alienation from the adult world which they bridge together, through their friendship and through their film-making. Son of Rambow is not schmaltzy and Disneyfied—on top of both kids’ emotional and psychological issues, there’s a bit of ‘adult’ language and a couple of intense scenes when the boys are in life-threatening danger. Nevertheless, I would consider this a quality family movie for many 5th or 6th graders on up.