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Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Gurinder Chadha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viveik Kalra ... Javed
Kulvinder Ghir ... Malik
Meera Ganatra ... Noor
Aaron Phagura ... Roops
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Matt
Nikita Mehta ... Shazia
Nell Williams ... Eliza
Tara Divina ... Yasmeen
Rob Brydon ... Matt's Dad
Frankie Fox ... Colin Hand
Hayley Atwell ... Ms Clay
Sally Phillips ... Mrs. Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sofia Abbasi ... 1980's Local Resident
Asheq Akhtar ... Butcher
Vincent Andriano ... Billy
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Dream. You're Not Alone.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blinded by the Light See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,333,305, 18 August 2019

Gross USA:

$6,121,406

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,591,848
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Movie title comes from Springsteen's song Blinded by the Light which was made famous by Manfred Mann's Earth Band See more »

Goofs

An establishing shot shows an arriving airliner over a sign that reads "Newark Liberty International Airport." However, the story is set in the late 1980's when the airport was named "Newark International Airport." "Liberty" was added to the name in 2002 after 9/11. See more »

Quotes

Malik: Stay away from the girls. Follow the Jews!
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Connections

Featured in Granada Reports: 8 August 2019: Late Bulletin (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Run
Written by Bruce Springsteen
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It's absolutely fine
9 July 2019 | by jamescraigukSee all my reviews

I just saw this in a Cineworld Unlimited screening and, other than having seen the trailer and thought it looked ok, knew very little of Blinded By The Light. Immediately a few people got up and walked out. Ten minutes in a couple more joined them. Others waited an hour, then popped off. Some of these people - though not necessarily in the same screening as me - have added their 1-star review to IMDb. These people should have their Unlimited cards confiscated and be barred from cinemas and writing reviews permanently. Sure, it's not a perfect film - Springsteen is shoehorned in a cringeworthy number of times and the narrative has a paint-by-numbers feel to it - but it's a cheerful film with a good message: do what makes you happy and don't be a douche. Those giving the 1-star reviews really did miss the second part of the message. Look, it's an ok film. If you like Bend It Like Beckham, you'll probably enjoy this. Of you're a massive 'The Boss' fan, you'll probably enjoy this. Don't trust the 1-star reviews; it's never a 1-star film. I'd probably really rate this 5 stars, but I'm adding one just to counter a couple of those walk-outs who feel justified in tarring a film with their own ineptitude.


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