Starring: My Boy Jack (2007) (TV)), Will Poulter (Cronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl")
Review: A lesson in gorilla film making. These kids are geniuses. They use every possible free moment of their time and every resource possible, like using wood shop to make props. This is one of those classic movie in a movie films. You see the filmmakers' stories as well as the finished product. I laughed the entire movie and then found myself quite moved by the underlying message. I wish I knew these kids in middle school. They are the coolest kids I've ever seen. This movie was brilliant. It's not a kid's movie but rather an intelligent movie about kids. It's one of very few movies that don't treat kids or portray them as stupid which I appreciate. These are real kids with real problems that use their imaginations, spirit, and determination to make something great in their lives. The gorilla style film making is the true gem of this film. These kids have no budget so they make do with what they've got and pull off some pretty amazing stunts and feats by thinking outside of the box. This movie should be shown in all Intro Film classes to teach the students about ingenuity. Great film. Highly recommended.