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Touch of Pink (2004)

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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Dolly
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Sherubai
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Giles' Mother
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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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Playing it straight...is about to get very complicated. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »
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That Touch of Pink  »

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Opening Weekend:

$79,883 (USA) (16 July 2004)

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$564,535 (USA) (3 December 2004)
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'Sue Mathew' wore a padded body suit to make her belly and hips look bigger. See more »

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Khaled: What would it take to get a little kiss?
Alim: Chloroform.
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References Notorious (1946) See more »

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A Wonderful Surprise!
10 May 2004 | by (los angeles, ca) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Sundance and was completely surprised at how much I loved it. I am not always into gay-themed films (I'm a straight woman), but this film is really for everyone (open-minded, that is). The story is not new in that it's a romantic comedy, but the journey of the characters (the two leads, and the mother) is a good one. It was funny, and it made me cry...the perfect combination for a film. The actors were great. Especially Kyle MacLachlan, who was SO funny and SO good. I have loved him since "Twin Peaks," but this was just above and beyond anything he has done recently. And Kristen Holden-Reid is my new favorite actor. He has a great presence on screen, and pulled off a flawless English accent. I completely recommend this film.


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