Rent Blinded by the Light (2019)

3.5 of 5 from 502 ratings
1h 52min
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Synopsis:
"Blinded by the Light" is an uplifting coming-of-age story about a teenager (Viveik Kaira) who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen. This heart-warming and inspiring depiction of a British Muslim boy growing up in 1980's Luton stars Kulvinder Ghir (Still Open All Hours), Hayley Atwell (The Avengers), Rob Brydon (The Trip), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones's Diary) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones), and is based on the memoir "Greetings from Bury Park" by celebrated British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Nikita Mehta, , Meera Ganatra, , Tara Divina, , , , , , , Abigail Carter-Simpson
Directors:
Producers:
Jane Barclay, Gurinder Chadha, Jamal Daniel
Writers:
Sarfraz Manzoor, Gurinder Chadha
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/12/2019
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer Gurinder Chadha and Writer Sarfraz Manzoor
  • Making Of Featurette
  • Sundance World Premiere Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/12/2019
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer Gurinder Chadha and Writer Sarfraz Manzoor
  • Making Of Featurette
  • Sundance World Premiere Featurette

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Reviews (11) of Blinded by the Light

Bruce........... the Boss - Blinded by the Light review by JD

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28/12/2019

Excellent coming of age movie. Based on a true story, it shows a young Asian lad discovering the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Linking some great Springsteen tracks with social problems of the 1980’s , in Luton, England, the acting is first rate and it is an uplifting tale of family life .

Please give this movie a look, you will be rewarded. 

8 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

Another Gem from Gurinder Chadha - Blinded by the Light review by AA

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08/01/2020

This film is a joy, covering the growing pains of an MUSLIM teenager growing up in the 1980's and falling in love with the music of Bruce Springsteen and through his love and passion for it survives to succeed and gain a place at Manchester University.  

3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Great feel good film - Blinded by the Light review by RF

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22/01/2020

I really enjoyed this film for its feel good factor. Luton is my home town and it was great to identify with locations in the film. Serious issues such as racism were accurately portrayed as well as cultural differences. Well worth a watch.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Enjoyable skate across the surface of the 1980s. - Blinded by the Light review by TE

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05/03/2020

A pretty good entry into the field of 'coming of age' films set in Britain in the 1980s.

The backdrop of Thatcherite economics (no jobs and no hope) and the National Front (racism and violence) is very well captured. However, the film mainly treads the path of youthful optimism and ignores the truly darker side of life. "Blinded by the Light" indeed. We are never left in any doubt about the cheery outcome.

The film makes a convincing case for the universal appeal of Bruce Springsteen's music. In keeping with the general tone, it is the anthemic songs that are foregrounded as opposed to the bleaker material, like the 'Nebraska' album.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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