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The Rocket

Drama


 

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home.

"The Rocket" plays as a crowd-pleaser, perhaps that's because the target audience is hard to define. The setting is post-war Laos and the protagonist is a child but there are scenes that might be confronting for children. The movie is pleasing, quite exhilarating, a crowd-pleaser must be a movie with such broad appeal that you enjoy it even if you don't identify as the target demographic. Not rocket science but it's a blast.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2013
96 mins