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!"

February 25th, 2009 at 3:50 PM

He kinda reminds u of rupert but the hair is darker.

February 25th, 2009 at 3:53 PM

U guys are right he looks like james more 🙂

February 25th, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Tao will you update the Rave Reviews? You should defo add this review, and we got quite a few here: http://www.rupert-grint.us/wordpress/cherrybomb-at-the-berlinale-reviews/ — not all of them are reviews though, we haven’t had time to assort them lol, but hey you’re the boss, you know what needs to be done! I’d do it but I’m still transcribing my Kat Kirk interview, lol we chatted for ages!
(oh and when updating the Reviews don’t forget to credit Susanne and others who have translated articles for us) 😀

February 25th, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Oh yes! I was just doing that thing with the gallery you asked me to do yesterday. I’m going to get on this, because I was just reading it and I noticed there are at least two other comments that must be added!

February 25th, 2009 at 4:00 PM

I can’t access my Yahoo email at the moment, so if there’s an emergency please PM me guys!

February 25th, 2009 at 4:01 PM

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NEGLO! You look great in your pic, too!


Neglo, especially reading yours, I felt the excitement of sitting there and waiting through what seemed like interminable title cards and acknowledgements before the actual film started at Dublin, the butterflies in my stomach just going insane! I know I just got back, but reading these reviews makes me want to see it again.

*eyes Visa card warily*

February 25th, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Oops. And I guess I should get to work on my own review. You all already did a fantastic job.

February 25th, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Fugitive we have some spare tickets for the screening, and we’ll be all staying in a hostel together, so money wise all you have to worry about is the plane ticket… and if you can skip work of course. 😉

February 25th, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Thank you Fugitive!


Righ there when I took that pic I had THE feelinggggggggg.
I wann.. uh I wanna heuehu *cries*

February 25th, 2009 at 4:21 PM

We’d love to have you along Fugitive! 🙂

February 25th, 2009 at 4:33 PM

And I’d love to go, Tao! Seriously, meeting Ivana was one of the best parts of the trip, and I’d love to hang with all you guys there.

Oh, man…I know I won’t be able to resist…have to see what I can work out at work, I think I’ve just about used up all my vacay and personal time…

February 25th, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Luckily my dad’s the boss. :p LOL

Oh, seven reviews so far! That’s just wonderful! http://www.rupert-grint.us/reviews/wordpress/?page_id=41

February 25th, 2009 at 4:44 PM

I put this in the other thread because the comments weren’t open yet, but I guess this goes here.

I love that pic. What a cutie pie! Neglo, I love your review. We didn’t hear the part about Malachy punching Luke for getting lippy with Michelle. Sigh…our man IS a force to be reckoned with. I can’t afford to go anywhere this year, so I will live vicariously through you girls…BUT…when Deathly Hallows comes around…dammit I’m going!!!

February 25th, 2009 at 4:52 PM

It’s only the end of February and I’m already halfway through with personal time. Isn’t that awful? LOL! And vacay time I was saving for a trip I wanted to take in the fall…but…I don’t know

February 25th, 2009 at 6:04 PM

Great Rupert reviews=one incredibly happy fan girl 🙂

February 25th, 2009 at 7:10 PM

*after seeing the CB HQ*

If he is NOT freaking beautiful!!!


You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, it’s true!!!

February 25th, 2009 at 7:10 PM

You know that was ME singing….

February 25th, 2009 at 7:13 PM

I did know. LOL

February 25th, 2009 at 7:15 PM

fan-girl time, i just licked the computer monitor………….so beautiful indeed!

February 25th, 2009 at 7:18 PM

urgh, Jo! lol
*You’re supposed to stroke it!*

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