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!"

jo
February 25th, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Karo I can’t! I wish I could though.

AJ
February 25th, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Hehe….

AJ
February 25th, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Oh I forgot,

When I finally allowed myself to leave his face, I scrolled down to bottom, another song hit me…

*to the tune of Final Count Down*

It’s the “Thighs of Thunder,”do, do, do, do. do, do, do. Do, do, do, do, do….it’s the “Thighs of Thunder!”

Remember how we kept singing Final Countdown as we got closer to seeing the movie?

Tao
February 25th, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Random moment: I’m seeing CHERRYBOMB in a little over a month!!!

Tao
February 25th, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Dang it AJ. Now you got that song stuck in my head! LOL

jo
February 25th, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Oh yeah and didn’t it start playing?!! I think it was playing when we were eating! LMAO but we kept singing it everywhere.

mollywobbles
February 25th, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Now I have “Final Countdown” in my head.

He is so friggin’ gorgeous. I just…*dreamy sigh*

Hey, Jo, did you get my email or pm?

jo
February 25th, 2009 at 8:04 PM

yeah i will be replying to you.

Tao
February 25th, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Because of AJ, I was singing the song in the shower! Thanks AJ. 😛

mollywobbles
February 25th, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Groovy, Jo!

AJ
February 25th, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Neglo, girl you blew that review!!!

I totally recalled moments from the movie.

And you brought up my main thing about Rupert….

ask Jo what I just want from Rupert…

I felt like throwing a church fan after reading that review..

manda1
February 25th, 2009 at 8:48 PM

I wish I can go, I’ve been eyeing on getting a ticket so if I decided to go I have my ticket, I’m thinking about it so hard right now I guess waiting for it to come out in theatres or DVD will be worth the wait, it will definitely be worth the wait. Hopefully after this festival will get a trailer or heard about it getting a distributor it should soon I hope

AJ
February 25th, 2009 at 9:03 PM

About the song, yay!!!

Now you know how it is to live in my head, I’m singing all of the time…

Now I can’t stoping singing Viva la Vida….

Carolyn
February 25th, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Rupert+HQ=OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is perfection! The chiseled face, the skin, the eyes, the nose, THAT MOUTH!!! And then below the neck…LOL!

FugitiveStar
February 25th, 2009 at 9:16 PM

LOL, Karo!

I just got mad at him again for being so pretty. I said, “Alright, already!! Jesus Christ, MUST you be so frickin’ beautiful ALL the goddamn time? Sheesh!

Fucksakes!!”

FugitiveStar
February 25th, 2009 at 9:20 PM

He has the best fucking cheekbones and jawline and nose and lips and…

DAMN YOU RUPERT!!! *shakes fist*

Laura
February 25th, 2009 at 9:29 PM

So I haven’t seen Rupert act yet? And I still haven’t seen CB………*sobs*

KC
February 25th, 2009 at 10:00 PM

i JUST READ THE CB REVIEW NEGLO, AND IT WAS AWESOME. SO RUPERT KIND OF IN A WAY HAD AN ALMOST CRYING SCENE??? BUT ROBERT AND KIM BOTH HAD A REAL CRYING SCENE??? OH WELL, AT LEAST WE GET AN ALMOST CRYING SCENE THOUGH… YOU DID GREAT GIRL! AND I THOUGHT IT WAS SWEET HOW YOU ACKNOWLEDGED(SP?) YOUR DAD!!!

p.s. Is it kinda sad that I just now turned off the cap-lock?

Michelle
February 25th, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Great job, Neglo!!! The excitement in your review was contagious, I got all buzzy, too! 🙂

Vanessa
February 26th, 2009 at 12:19 AM

“He has the best fucking cheekbones and jawline and nose and lips and…”

OMG. I know! He’s almost feminine in the most masculine way!!!

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