Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Son of Rambow - it's all about a shed...

The marvellous novelist and short story writer Sarah Salway has kindly written a review of current box office hit Son of Rambow for Shedworking since a shed plays a central part in the film:
"The ramshackle, just-about-to-fall-down shed in the film, SON OF RAMBOW, certainly wouldn't be fit to grace Shedworking's pages, but it is full of the same big spirit. Despite the eventual popularity his re-making of Rambo gives the film's young hero, Will, at school, you feel it is only in the shed where you feel he can be himself and let his imaginative drawings flow. His dead father's jacket still hangs on a hook on the door, and I defy anyone not to have a lump in their throat when Will – beautifully acted by Bill Milner – stands against the jacket, breathes in his father's smell, before placing the empty jacket arms around himself for a cuddle. If Rambo gives Will a new story to live by, then it is the shed which provides the heart."

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