Blinded By The Light

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Re: Blinded By The Light

#11 Post by Beate » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:59 am

extendedpaul wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:19 am
I guess the main purpose of free preview screenings is to build positive word of mouth and encourage repeat visits. I'll be doing both and definitely b*y the soundtrack album (out Friday) too. Absolutely loved this last night, funny, moving, brilliant music and a perfect evocation of the era when my own interest in music was at its peak. This could be the next Bohemian Rhapsody.

I even had a tear in my eye more than once.

My fave film of 2019 so far, another 10/10
Check whether any Greatest Hits compilation already out might not be cheaper - it's probably the same songs.
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Re: Blinded By The Light

#12 Post by ladams888 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:06 pm

Saw this at Wimbledon Odeon tonight. Set in the 80s and based in Luton, this is the coming-of-age story of Javed, a budding writer from a Pakistani family, who is desperate to escape his overbearing and controlling father and brow-beaten mother and make something of his life. Introduced to the works of Bruce Springsteen by a fellow student, Javed finds that he and Springsteen had similar upbringings and becomes inspired by his songs. I am not personally a big fan of Springsteen, but his songs fitted into this film perfectly. It was directed by Gurinder Chadha (who also directed Bend it like Beckham) and was in a very similar vein.

An enjoyable film (especially the “Born to Run” scene), exploring the conflicts of being brought up in a strict Asian household and at the same time trying to fit in with being British. 8/10

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Re: Blinded By The Light

#13 Post by raj101 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:26 pm

Good film 2nd time round, had to see it again as they started it a whopping 20 minutes early at Kingston the other day.
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Re: Blinded By The Light

#14 Post by Nele » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:42 am

It is an happy comedy and sometimes it is good to watch something positive. But it was a little bit too much for me. I found that a little cheesy and I didn't really liked the main actor's playing.
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Re: Blinded By The Light

#15 Post by tonethestone » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:22 pm

Found this too cheesy, wasn't a bad film, but just found the whole thing unoriginal. 2/5.
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