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Rating: 7.5 stars

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Seen on: 08/19/2019

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Blinded by the Light (2019)

Directed by Gurinder Chadha

Drama | Music

Most recently watched by CaptainBigTime, sleestakk, sensoria

Overview

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

Actors

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

Viewing Notes

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!

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