An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
- (as Daniel Day Lewis)
Charu Bala Chokshi
- (as Charu Bala Choksi)
No One Gets Killed
It figures this movie was not made in the USA... If it was, then main gay characters would either have to get killed or at least decently commit, or try to commit, suicide, get castigated or openly persecuted or both for their sexuality, and of course there would have to be a gays-are-people-too sermon somewhere in there. In fact, in this movie, while the gays may not have it easy, neither does anyone else; while in fact the non-gays get much more s--t than our two gay heroes, who seem to playing everybody off of each other anyway. You keep expecting someone to burst in upon their smooching or harassing them on the street or some other such low-down thing, but no (and knowing this makes it so much more easy to watch the second time)! To the Hollywood-weaned watcher, the start is slow and you don't quite know which way things are going, but we are very naturally eased into the two guys' relationship. It's very sweet, Romeo and Jules-like stuff. And like other reviewers mention, it is also so natural and well- made (and carried so many other taboos) that gay seems barely to be the issue. It is not a happy ending for many of the main characters in the movie, but life goes on. Just like life actually does.
- Feb 26, 2007
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