Summer, 1982. Will Proudfoot (Milner) is a quiet 10-year-old with a fierce imagination and a member of the ultra-religious Plymouth Brethren. Lee Carter (Poulter) is a school outcast, forever in trouble. Unexpectedly, the pair connect over their love of First Blood, which spawns an attempt to make their own sequel and enter it into TV’s Screen Test competition…
A potentially disposable, tongue-in-cheek First Blood pisstake turns out to be a deeply effective, surprisingly touching tale of family and childhood friendship. If you only see one Rambo movie this year, make sure it’s this one.
Reviewed by Dan Jolin
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