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Blinded by the Light 2019 / Available On Streaming Rental

7.1

The 1980s were not a great time to be of Pakistani descent in the UK. Hate crimes are at an all-time high and the economy is suffering. Plus, there is really no good era to be a misunderstood teenager. Javed is both those things in this coming-of-age comedy based on a true story. Javed finds solace in the music of one Bruce Springsteen, relating to his themes of small-city blues and the dreams of escaping them.

All of this makes Blinded By The Light a charming movie about a lot of unpleasantness, and while it tries to be too many things (a commentary on race, a musical, a coming of age story, etc), it succeeds where it matters: to treat the story with care and intelligence.

Written By: Staff

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  • Genre

    Comedy
  • Mood

    Entertaining, Feel-Good, No-brainer, Warm
  • Starring

    Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra
  • Directed by

    Gurinder Chadha
  • Written by

    Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor
  • MPAA Rating

    PG-13
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