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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Neil Dudgeon
Jessica Hynes
Bill Milner
Will Poulter
Eric Sykes
Ed Westwick
Directors
Garth Jennings
Screenwriters
Garth Jennings
Running Time
95 minutes

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Plot
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…


Verdict
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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