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Rent The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)

3.7 of 5 from 60 ratings
3h 35min
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Karim, a half-Asian, half-English teenager from the 1970s London suburbs is mortified when his civil servant father plunges into an affair with the exotic Eva and begins passing himself off as a spiritual guru. But, swept along into a different world, KarinVs eyes are opened to a whole new life of drugs, experimental theatre, punk rock, fancy parties, and all the sex a young man could desire. Much of Karim's story is about a personal journey to establish his identity as he seeks to escape his suburban origins. He negotiates adolescence dysfunctional families, relationships and his own sexuality, all set to a 1970s backdrop of politics, fashion, music, drugs, morality and race.
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Hanif Kureishi
British TV, TV Comedies, TV Dramas
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Run Time:
215 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • Writer/director audio commentary
  • David Bowie music video

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Reviews (2) of The Buddha of Suburbia

Fails to deliver - The Buddha of Suburbia review by Swambi

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This series has a potentially interesting story-line, but it seems poorly executed, and long before the first episode of the full 215 minutes I was well and truly bored. This is compounded from a rather puerile approach to the whole film, unpleasant sexual encounters, out-dated and rather poor filming and a fairly incredible series of sub-plots, which the actors struggle with. Overall I was left feeling uninvolved, unconvinced, and then un-interested. If you are keen on TV series and the 1970s, there are some interesting moments to be found, and you will probably want to see for yourself.

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Unexpectedly good and succinct. - The Buddha of Suburbia review by DS

Spoiler Alert

Really enjoyed this. Unlike most TV series' that drag on-and-on nowadays, this is short and exciting. Each episode has a unique feel and it really captures particular atmospheres and character types very well.

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