Quirky coming-of-age flick centering around two young boys away at summer camp in early '80s England. Sheltered from the corrupt influence of television, movies, and pop music, scrawny little Will Proudfoot spends most of his time inside his imagination, sketching and doodling. Soon, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with school bully Lee, who's got a video camera and a passion for making movies. Will's tiny world suddenly gets much bigger after Lee introduces him to "First Blood," and the two set out to shoot their own Rambo adventure. Its offbeat flair owes just as much to Wes Anderson as it does Jon Hughes. Unfortunately, a massive wave of sappy sentimentality takes over the second half when a French foreign exchange student is introduced and spoils the fun.
Review by Brian Tallerico
When I asked one of the child actors in Monster House about how old he thought audience members should be to see his darker-than-most children's film, he brilliantly responded "if you're old enough to have jumped off a roof." Men everywhere remember that age - the age ...Read More