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Touch of Pink (2004)

 -  Drama | Comedy | Romance  -  16 July 2004 (USA)
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A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.

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Alim
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Nuru Jahan
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Giles (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
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Delia
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Khaled
Malika Mendez ...
Sherubai
Linda Thorson ...
Giles' Mother
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Raymond
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Sam Moses ...
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Alim is an Indo-Canadian man currently living in London, England, the move in order to get away from what he feels is his repressive life in Toronto under the watchful and critical eye of his widowed mother, Nuru. For Nuru and her equally competitive sister Dolly, the perfect public Muslim persona is the most important thing in life. Back in London, Alim is free to live openly as a homosexual, of which his mother is not aware. He is in a loving relationship with his live-in British boyfriend, Giles. To navigate through his complicated life, Alim uses the spirit of 'Cary Grant' as his confidante and advisor. Feeling like her life is missing a daughter-in-law as Dolly prepares for her son's "perfect" wedding, Nuru decides to reconnect with Alim in London. Not yet ready to tell his mother of either Giles or his homosexual orientation, Alim, with Giles' support, hides any aspect of this fact for Nuru's visit. But as Giles is tested one turn after another during Nuru's visit, both Alim and... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »
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$79,883 (USA) (16 July 2004)

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$564,535 (USA) (3 December 2004)
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The character of Karim was added to the script just before filming had started. Ian Iqbal Rashid felt that Nuru should also have a love interest and a happy ending. See more »

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Cary Grant: [sitting in the bathtub, trying to talk Alim out of telling his mother] Alim, we've been through this. You have to be very careful with this truth thing. It has a way of rising up and biting you in the NU-ru!
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A Funny, Entertaining Movie
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a funny movie that is a light approach to coming out to a Muslim family. The mother is really the star of this movie--her character was complex, realistic, and comical. Kyle Mac. was excellent in the role of a Cary Grant angel who helps Alim with his problems in life. The movie would not have worked without the Cary Grant angel so my hat is off to the screenwriter for putting that into the screenplay. There were many funny moments between "Cary" and Alim. The relationship between Alim and his boyfriend was more realistic than many couples in gay-themed movies. There were conflicts over staying in the closet, there were culture clashes (Pakistani vs. English/Muslim vs. Atheist/Toronto vs. London), and infidelities while the relationship was in turmoil. The issue of responsibility to parents and family versus following ones own feelings about how to live was also touched on. I was a little hesitant to see this film but I am glad I did.


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