Exclusive: Rupert Grint And Cherrybomb Rave Reviews! Plus HQ Promo!

February 25, 2009, 3:06 PM–Rupert Grint’s latest movie Cherrybomb has been touring festivals recently, and today we have some more reviews to share with you. First, our staffer Neglo (who turns 16 today — happy birthday dear!) has just completed her exclusive Cherrybomb review and report. As you know, she attended the final Berlinale screening of Cherrybomb. Read her article here (beware of spoilers!)

We also found a fantastic long review published by DrFunkenberry. Wanna know what they had to say about Rupert’s performance?

We are familiar, of course, with Grint’s work in the Harry Potter movies as Harry’s funny and fiercely loyal best friend Ron Weasley. So it is particularly interesting to watch his performance as a Belfast youth, caught between a stable, comfortable home life and his desire to prove himself a dangerous ‘bad boy’ to impress the alluring Michelle and keep pace with his truly wild best friend Luke. In this film, Grint is unrecognizable from his Ron Weasely persona. He makes an impressive transformation, both physically, trading Ron’s shaggy ginger locks for rockabilly slicked-back hair, and in his character. With an insouciant smirk and latent intensity behind a calm exterior, Grint is convincing as Malachy, a hard-partying guy who is essentially a good kid with a rebellious streak, an “A” student and a poet armed with a can of spray paint.

They also praise the rest of the cast and the film in general. Read the article here (warning: it also contains some spoilers).

UPDATE: You may read on some sites that Rupert is not attending the Belfast premiere. We mentioned early on that while this is most likely true, we decided to not post anything about this yet, because things might change and we do not want to confuse the fans. And in any case ICM staff will still be in attendance there to bring you more exclusives!

UPDATE #2: A high quality promotional image, featuring Malachy and Michele sitting in front of the Leisureplex, from Cherybomb can be seen here!

67 Comments to "Exclusive: Rupert Grint And Cherrybomb Rave Reviews! Plus HQ Promo!"

Ivana
February 25th, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Comments finally open!

Neglo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Wow that review from Dr.Funkenberry was BRILLIANT! I just want to see this film again and again and again and again…

Ivana
February 25th, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Well you’re review is great too, and you look absolutely lovely in the photo!
Having a good birthday, are you?! 😀
(btw we left you some messages on the forum, dunno if you’ve seen them!)

wickedjo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:25 PM

That (rave) review is amazing and I loved your review too Neglo! Reading what you said about Rupert’s acting in CB made me fell all warm inside and wanting to watch it sooo much!

mollywobbles
February 25th, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Squee! I’m so happy you got to go Neglo. Did your dad see the film with you?

I think DrFunkenberry liked it, do you? lol 😀

Jo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Neglo you look amazing and I really enjoyed reading this girl. You are so right when you say that people haven’t seen Rupert act. Not that he hasn’t done wondeful but seriously you ain’t seen nothing yet! Love the review!!!!!!!

Tao
February 25th, 2009 at 3:27 PM

I really loved the reviews! I’m so glad we’re seeing more ‘official’ ones. I knew we’d see amazing ones like this, so it was disappointing when they didn’t come out quickly! But this more than makes up for it.

I’m going to see CB in a MONTH!!!!

Neglo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Yeah I’ve seen them and I replyed! I really did get all teared up he he he 🙂 Well they egged* me at school today -.-

*egged = a silly tradition we have in our hood. When someones birthday arrives the poor soul gets raped by eggs.

Himera
February 25th, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Big big big THANK YOU for review, Neglo!
Btw, did your dad like Cherrybomb?

Neglo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Yes my dad went with me!
I know right Jo? I mean yes, he’s done a fantastic job before, but this is just WHOA! Especially when he argued with Luke. No, the ones that haven’t seen CB yet haven’t seen Rupert act.

You are so lucky girls! LOL you should’ve seen me after the film was over. I was just sitting there like an idiot hoping for a reprise.

Neglo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:33 PM

He did enjoy it yes.

evie
February 25th, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Wow Neglo, that review was just great. Every review I read just makes me more hyper to see this movie (I’m gonna have to stop reading them). “You have not seen Rupert act.” 0.o makes me wonky! How can that be? Rupert’s acting is always brilliant! But trully, what I get you mean by this is the range of acting he does. Double wow!! Tribecca why can’t you just announce it already, DAMN!

Happy B-day btw, that was a really nice present to get to see Cherrybomb. Hope you’re enjoying it… and many more to come!

Jo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Awesome, I knew you would love it and come back saying the exact same thing we all said. This was his true breakout performance, hands down. It’s going to do wonders for his career!!!!!!

fleur
February 25th, 2009 at 3:38 PM

giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirls i found something really interristing, actually, i dont know if you guys know “la nouvelle star” in france, it’s like popstar, and yesterday it was the new season, and there is a guy who has got something of rupert he’s soooooooo cute (but i really prefer rupert)
clik here (clik on the video, it’s the guy who’s singing):http://le-bouzin.com/victor-nouvelle-star-2009/

oh by the way thank you for all theese exclusives
PLEASSE tell me what you think

Neglo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Thank you evie. Yes this was just a wonderful experience.

Oh I totally forgot to tell yo all that in the middle of the film the big ol’ screen just went BLACK for 10 seconds. I almost got a bitch fit. I was worried as fuck!

Neglo
February 25th, 2009 at 3:42 PM

oh fleur isn’t “la nouvelle star” where the famous beatboxer joseph attended?

Oh I see what you see fleur, but he reminds me more of James than Rupert

evie
February 25th, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Oh no, longest 10 seconds of your life I bet!

Yeah that boy is a bit Rupertesck, what with the hair! 🙂 Still nothing beats the original!

fleur
February 25th, 2009 at 3:48 PM

yeaaaah neglo it is 😀 but yeah i agree with you Evie, nothing beats the original 😀 and for neglo, yeah, there is a bit of james. But now, there is something in all papers like he looks rupert lol, so i looked, and yeah, there is something about rupert but james aswell 😀

Tao
February 25th, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Oh yes, happy birthday, Neglo!

Fleur, I meant to answer you earlier! I see what you mean! He could pass for Rupert or James like Neglo said. Though Rupert and James look a lot alike so I guess it works either way. hehe

fleur
February 25th, 2009 at 3:49 PM

oh by the way, Neglo thankxx for ur review 😀 would loooove to see it, but im from belgium so…. OMG i wish i could see ittttt

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