Rating: 7.5 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 08/19/2019
In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Length 114 minutes
Sally Phillips | Hayley Atwell | Rob Brydon | David Hayman | Kulvinder Ghir | Lorraine Ashbourne | Marcus Brigstocke | Olivia Poulet | Asheq Akhtar | Jeff Mirza | Dean-Charles Chapman | Vincent Andriano | Sofia Abbasi | Frankie Fox | Nikita Mehta | Aaron Phagura | Nell Williams | Viveik Kalra | Meera Ganatra | Tara Divina
Really the only movie I haven’t seen that would work for this double feature I’m gonna attempt to pull off…
Damn this movie is really good. Actually shocked at how much it affected me. Here I thought it was a “oh I like Bruce Springsteen and his music so I wanna see The Boss” flick when it’s really about how a young writer is inspired in the unlikeliest of ways and also fights the xenophobia in his town while dealing w/family issues (doing want he wants versus what is expected). good stuff.
Another neat thing is all the Springsteen music taking me back to a precise place in time of my own life which I didn’t anticipate. Sincerely made me nostalgic and had me tearing up on a few occasions (in addition to the pure joy of certain sequences). Glad I chose to see this!