Son of Rambow (2007) Film Review


Joshua (Bill Milner) is a kid with a huge imagination being raised in a strict religious group. He is not allowed to watch TV or films, so when he ends up accidentally watching a pirated copy of Rambo in the shed of local bully Lee Carter (Will Poulter), his world is totally blown. Using his brother’s camera, Lee wants to remake Rambo. Between the two of them, they get a fair bit of the filming done. But then the flying dog gets away and their script becomes public, and suddenly they are having to involve others, and things start to go wrong.

Awesome. Two really strong leads in Bill Milner and Will Poulter lead a great story with quirk, heart and general aceness. It’s funny, it’s moving and it is totally and utterly worth a watch.



Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) Film Review


For me, the film sequel worked a lot better than the book sequel. Especially the whole Thai prison scene – it actually made a lot more sense that she was in that position than in the book. Well, let’s have a quick summary.

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) has her man; Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). But she suspects him of having an affair, and after appalling counsel from her so-called-friends and a lack of communication between Bridget and Mark, they split. Then her job is changed so that she needs to travel with Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) to Thailand to record a travel show. Shazza (Sally Phillips) comes with her, but then she is tricked into carrying an item back for the man Shazza has been shagging, and it turns out it is full of drugs. Bridget ends up in jail, only to be rescued once again by Mark Darcy.

It’s not the most awesome. But it’s not the worst. The one thing that drove me insane was the group of friends that Bridget relies on. Even with my fav Jessica Stevenson, they still drove me nuts. That and I know that Mark Darcy is supposed to me a bit emotionally idiotic, but surely he could have done something more about the whole situation.