Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Bonus features include a complementary short film, Director's Statement, and Bio, amongst other features.
NOMINATED - Grand Jury Prize - SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection - Nashville Film Festival
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival
Winner - Best Feature Film - Sonoma Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - Sonoma Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - Frankfort Film Festival
Official Selection - St. Louis Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - MV Film Society ----
Fresh and insightful! the performances are as good as anything in Hollywood... it's humorous and sweet, a lovely little film! --Eric Snider, Cinematical
With endearing performances and a witty script, BOMBER is one of my favorite films [from the] SXSW Film Festival! ----Tim Basham, Paste Magazine
NOMINATED - Grand Jury Prize --SXSW Film Festival
Top Customer Reviews
Family is one of the few things in our lives we can't choose. You can reinvent yourself in many ways, but your family is something you're stuck with, for better or worse.
In the film Bomber, Ross (Shane Taylor), gets reminded of just how bad the "worse" part can be when he's stuck driving his elderly parents from England to a small town in Germany. Precisely why his father (Benjamin Whitrow), wants to go there is a mystery that's not revealed until fairly deep into the film.
Ross is a man who's clearly been hounded by his father his entire life. His dad is definitely one of those men who is never happy with anyone or anything. We never quite find out exactly why, but the trip to Germany offers at least something of an explanation. His mother (Eileen Nicholas), is a pleasant, long-suffering woman who clearly loves her husband and her son, and yet feels very alienated from both, which is no surprise given that neither treats her well.
This is a good movie, but not always an easy one to watch. Both Ross and his father are jerks, both to each other and to Ross' mother, throughout the film. Once Ross finds out why his dad is so keen to be in Germany, he calms down quite a bit. As for his father? He remains largely the same, though in the final scene we get a glimpse of hope for a better future.
== Short Subject ==
This month's short film is the German movie "Edgar". It's about an old, retired man whose wife died recently. He feels useless and wants to work. He goes to a department store looking for a job, and then accidentally leaves while holding an umbrella he didn't pay for.Read more ›
Basically all that happens in this movie is a son ends up driving his parents on their "vacation." That's it. Spoiler! But that's not really important. The movie works because of it's focus on human relationships, be they boyfriend-girlfriend, parent-child, etc. This movie is also about coming to peace with wartime events, but that is more of a secondary theme I feel.
Anyway, worth a watch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Decent movie. I thought the story line was pretty original and they played it well. If you like indie films, don't hesitate to watch it.Published 29 days ago by Terry DeFever
Is it me, or is this movie simply STUPID!?
I tried ... but pulled the plug within 3 minutes. One star, just in case there's merit in the movie that I failed to see.
Completely didn't like it. The parents are far too ridden with guilt and uncertainty over what to do about the son and his girl-friend troubles. Read morePublished 5 months ago by drdoug3
No Emmy's to be had here. Solid performances by good fitting cast.Son get sucked into taking mom & pop on a road trip to Germany. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gerry C.
I guess I expected more humor than I found, plus I didn't like the ending.Published 6 months ago by Hank R
Another dysfunctional family road trip with nothing original. I did not think the characters were well developed, nor was their behavior consistent with their personality. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donna Morgan