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Touch of Pink (2004)

R  |   |  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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Nuru Jahan
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Giles (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
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Dolly
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Liisa Repo-Martell ...
Delia
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Khaled
Malika Mendez ...
Sherubai
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Giles' Mother
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Raymond
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Alex
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Alisdair Keith
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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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Meet Alim. His lover. His mother...and his imaginary muse in the spirit of Cary Grant. See more »

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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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DirCameo(Ian Iqbal Rashid): in the background sitting at a desk at the beginning of the movie when Alim is at the movie studio. See more »

Quotes

Giles: O.K. I'm off to work. Bye, sweet...
Giles: [realizing he's leaning in to kiss Alim in front of Nuru] By sweet mother of God, your corneas are so clear!
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More delightful than a samosa!
18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd seen a preview for Touch of Pink and waited curiously until it came out on DVD to watch it. In that time however I started to read negative reviews for the film with some claiming it to be a rather dull and unfunny sort of movie. With slight anxiety I popped in the film and fell immediately in love with it. I don't mind that it isn't the most original of coming out movies but I certainly did think it was worth more than the reviews panned it to be. I found Alim and Giles' relationship to be quite refreshing from the bore of most gay relationships in movies. The family "ethnic" barrier played in quite well as did Giles' on again off again loose flings. I was most surprised by the way Machlachlan carried himself as Grant, he was fantastic! I watched the movie a second time and found Grant's presence to be more comical than previously thought. The film carried itself well throughout the film and ended nice and warm if not a bit predictable. Don't listen to the film critics who judge gay movies based on their original "gay" story, just enjoy the romantic comedy involving two very attractive men!


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