Son of Rambow
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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDbs Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Son of Rambow can be found here.

No. Son of Rambow is based on a screenplay that was written by director Garth Jennings. It was inspired by Jennings' own experiences as a child in the 1980s, when video equipment first became available to the public.

No. Son of Rambow isn't about Rambo; rather, it's about boys who are inspired to make their own video after having seen First Blood .

They misspelled "Rambo"!

Apparently, they had to change the spelling because of problems with copyright infringement. Besides, given that this 'film within a film' is the work of a kid who's not exactly a high achiever, the typo makes perfect sense. It is also a way of communicating to moviegoers that the film is not part of the Rambo series, which it would have seemed at first glance if spelled correctly. The 'mistake' is acknowledged in a brief dialogue between the film's two protagonists at the end of the credits.

In England education is compulsory until the age of 16, but many students stay on until they are 18. The school years when you are 16/17 and 17/18 are respectively called the lower and upper sixth form (or year 12 and 13). Many schools have separate buildings for these years, and nearly all have common rooms for sixth formers. The common room is an area where pupils can spend time when they don't have classes. Younger years will generally not have any free periods and so don't need such a facility; it therefore emphasizes the boys' new-found popularity as they normally wouldn't have been allowed in.

Several people have noted that Son of Rambow reminds them of Stephen King's Stand by Me (1986) in the way that it provides a nostalgic look at the comradery, the coming of age, the bittersweet vulnerability, and the fantastic humor of childhood. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988) has similiar themes. If you are looking for a similar British style then try Millions (2004).

The first song is "Over and Done With" by The Proclaimers; the second song is "Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie.

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