Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!

Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!
August 8, 2009, 10:13 AM–Rupert Grint’s film Cherrybomb was screened last month at the 39th Giffoni Film Festival, which took place from 12 to 25th July in Gifonni Valle Piana, near Salerno and Naples (South Italy). The film was shown in the Generation 16 category, and although it didn’t win (the award went to the film My Suicide, the same one who beat Cherrybomb at the Berlinale as well), the film received very good reviews. Many thanks to Anna who helped me translate this review by Aldo Spiniello. Here’s what he had to say about Rupert:

The pair of directors don’t waste their time trying to demonstrate a strikingly original style, they have faith in the pale face of Rupert Grint (who has finally freed himself from the Harry Potter label), and they content themselves with a few simple solutions, such as the text messages materializing onto the screen, as the sign of an increasingly shorter and more painful communication.

Read the entire translation here. Thanks again Anna!

Also thanks to Laura for sending us this review, posted when Cherrybomb was screened at the Galway Film Festival in Ireland last month:

If you expect Rupert Grint to be somewhat slow and dumb just like he is in the HARRY POTTER films, you will be positively surprised. Grint is capable of being more than a sorcerers apprentice sidekick. In CHERRYBOMB he shows off his sexy and wild side.

Since this review is hosted on the Britspotting Festival website, perhaps this means that Cherrybomb will also be screened there in November! Their feature film selection is still in progress, so we will keep you updated. This is a German festival, taking place in Berlin, so German fans, get ready to see Malachy again!

Oh, and don’t forget to read the latest edition of our fanzine Grintastic, and please leave your comments!

UPDATE: I have just added these new reviews to our Cherrybomb Reviews page, so visit it here!

UPDATE #2: Just a quick little note, really. You may remember that we mentioned a new book called Into The Wild Nerd Yonder. We have just received a comment about the book from the author herself, Julie Halpern, who had this to say: “Thanks so much for mentioning my book, INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER, on your page! I’m a big Rupert fan, and the main character of the book has pictures of him hanging around her bedroom” – The book, a hardcover edition, will be released on September 29th!

35 Comments to "Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!"

August 8th, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Great reviews and I’m glad it’s still making it’s rounds in the festival circuit.

August 8th, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Haha why do I get a feeling Karo will be seeing Malachy for the sixth time? πŸ˜€

August 8th, 2009 at 11:46 AM

“In CHERRYBOMB he shows off his sexy and wild side.”

You’re damned right!!! πŸ˜€ I’m glad CB is still being seen and heard, too. That’s a good sign. Oh and good job on the latest Grintastic!

August 8th, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Gosh, I love these reviews. πŸ™‚ It just proves that Rupert is by far one of the most talented younger people out there. He can do so much comedy, drama, even physical comedy which is quite hard from what I understand. πŸ™‚

August 8th, 2009 at 12:14 PM


August 8th, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Love to hear the reveiws! People are waking up to his talent!!!!

And yes – Karo will probalby see it again! πŸ˜€ You girl are breaking records with this! πŸ˜€

August 8th, 2009 at 1:10 PM

i need to see it!! hopefully it gets approved in the US

August 8th, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Isn’t that awesome about the author?! Finally, someone to write a character who loves Rupert. πŸ˜€ *squee*

Btw, speaking of the US and Cherrybomb, the petition for the US *just* hit 3000 signatures! Big party!

August 8th, 2009 at 1:32 PM

What?! It was screened in Italy and I missed it! Oh,no!!! Well,I hope it’ll get near me again! Or at least in a DVD…

August 8th, 2009 at 1:34 PM

We love that book already Julie! πŸ˜€

August 8th, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Yay for Julie Halpern, she’s one of us!!! I’ve already preordered the book. πŸ™‚

August 8th, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Sorry about that Silvia, we only learned about this festival belatedly… hopefully there will be more festivals near you.

August 8th, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Wow, that Italian review was very thought-provoking and thorough. (Next time when I watch a film, I’ll try to be aware of all its messages and meanings.) They make me want to see Cherrybomb even more, if that’s possible.

Yay, Rupert fans are takin overrrr! Congrats on your book Julie. Can’t wait to read it!

August 8th, 2009 at 2:01 PM

I really hop they will show Cherrybomb again in Berlin…can’t wait to see it again!!!
So great news :o)

August 8th, 2009 at 2:01 PM

I looked on Google map and the festival was like 1hour and half from where my family live…….. Holly shitt!!

August 8th, 2009 at 3:01 PM

that’s so cool about the book character picturing rupert in her bedroom lol don’t we all? πŸ˜€

August 8th, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Ivana, you know me too well… :/


August 8th, 2009 at 4:00 PM

That’s so cool that the author replied!!

August 8th, 2009 at 4:41 PM

I was on twitter and i saw this,oh so wonderful! I need Malachy,how longer am i gonna have to wait? \o/ \o/ \o/

Was so nice of the author of the book to say that,i wonder if she hangs around here to see Rupert news! \o/ πŸ™‚ I really hope this book comes out here,it must be so fun \o/ : )

August 8th, 2009 at 4:57 PM

The review is so deep,i’m almost crying here,i’m afraid of the emotions this movie may cause on me,seriously! The more i read reviews and spoilers,the more i think that!

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