Blinded By The Light
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From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the inspiring music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Like a life-affirming rock anthem, Blinded by the Light hits familiar chords with confidence and flair, building to a conclusion that leaves audiences cheering for an encore.
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Charming comedy celebrates family ties and The Boss.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Blinded by the Light is a feel-good, fact-based comedy about a Pakistani teenager (Viveik Kalra) growing up in 1980s England whose life is transformed by the music of Bruce Springsteen. Directed by Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha, it shares themes with that crowd-pleasing hit: the conflict between tradition and following your dreams, the tension between parents and teens, the power of an all-consuming obsession, and the importance of empathy. Mature content is mostly in the form of strong language ("s--t," "bloody," "wanker," ethnic slurs, etc.), kissing/innuendo, and racist bullying and violence. A Pakistani character is pushed down and injured by white nationalists, there's a hate crime at a local mosque, and characters feel threatened because of their race. Characters also argue. Ultimately, the movie is about working hard and overcoming obstacles to achieve your goals while learning to appreciate the sacrifices others make on your behalf.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:August 16, 2019
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