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Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star 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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Storyline

In 1987 Britain, Javed Khan is a British-Pakistani college arts student in Luton in a family with a domineering father. Depressed by his oppressive family life and feeling he has no future in a hostile community, a newfound friend introduces Javed to the music of Bruce Springsteen. Touched by the rock star's powerfully eloquent affinity of his own feelings, Javed is inspired to reach out for his own dreams with his own talents. However, although Javed finds friends he never expected in this personal quest, he also finds himself butting heads with his newly unemployed father who stubbornly refuses to understand his son's new aspirations. In this conflict of values in a troubled time, Javed must decide what is truly important to him while his family struggles to understand what has changed and what remains with a new generation feeling born to run. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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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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Country:

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:

$11,473,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,042,087
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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

The estate they live on has LED street lights which were not around back then, also every scene showing the M1 motorway, even though it's slightly blurred out you can obviously see they're all modern vehicles. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Anderson: Oh, please, Collin. Tiffany? Even I know Tiffany isn't all that.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 1 August 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Run
Written by Bruce Springsteen
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Blinding by Springsteen
10 July 2019 | by grace-wells10See all my reviews

Saw this as a secret screening at Cineworld as part of there unlimited series. I can understand by the reviews are so mixed as it a very marmite film, I enjoyed the comedy one liners by the main character's dad, absolutely hated the middle 'Grease' homage at which point I was ready to walk, but it pulled it back slightly for the end. The 80's soundtrack is cracking, and as a 80's boy bought up listening the same stuff and having been bought up on a strong diet of Spingsteen by my old man growing up, I related strongly to it. It's not something I would see again, but I'm glad I did at the same time if that makes sense. Not bad at all and better then the mostly negative reviews on here.


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