Son of Rambow (2007) - "Yeah, all right. Let me die in peace." - Evil Scarecrow
Two boys, each suffering their own worlds of abuse (one from a man who runs their religious community, the other from an absent mother and domineering older brother), find each other in the making of an amateur film.
Garth Jennings, who also brought us "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," wrote and directed this marvelous film. And Bill Milner (Will Proudfoot) and Will Poulter (Lee Carter) are the young actors who helped bring me back those early days of blood brothers and betrayls; courage and love; forgiveness and redemption.
Jennings speaks to those of us willing to risk anything for what we want, and to those of us who have the scars to prove it. For us, "Son of Rambow" is a profoundly cathardic experience.
For everyone else, those of you that play it safe, you may wonder what the fuss is all about...