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Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Gurinder Chadha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viveik Kalra ... Javed
Kulvinder Ghir ... Malik
Meera Ganatra ... Noor
Aaron Phagura ... Roops
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Matt
Nikita Mehta ... Shazia
Nell Williams ... Eliza
Tara Divina ... Yasmeen
Rob Brydon ... Matt's Dad
Frankie Fox ... Colin Hand
Hayley Atwell ... Ms Clay
Sally Phillips ... Mrs. Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sofia Abbasi ... 1980's Local Resident
Asheq Akhtar ... Butcher
Vincent Andriano ... Billy
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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For Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Dream. You're Not Alone.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs. | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blinded by the Light See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,333,305, 18 August 2019

Gross USA:

$4,751,551
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The song Blinded by the Light was originally written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen for his debut album Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. (1973). Springsteen himself states that the most important lyric of the song is the final line: "Mama told me not to look into the sights of the sun, but mama that's where the fun is." See more »

Goofs

When a picture is taking at Javeds birthday party, the actual picture shows him holding something on top of the tie box. This item wasn't there when the picture was taken. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 30 July 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Run
Written by Bruce Springsteen
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Much better than expected
9 July 2019 | by notmypropertySee all my reviews

This was one of those movies that I'd watch the trailer and say to myself "that looks good, I'll see that" and the probably wouldn't because it wasn't mainstream enough for me to go to the cinema. But thankfully Cineworlds Secret Screening was on (even though I and possibly all the people that walked out during this movie were hoping to see The Lion King early). It's throughly enjoyable, the music is great, Bruce Springsteen and Eighties Classics. It's a coming of age story to remind everyone that being true to yourself and becoming who you want to be doesn't mean leaving who you are and where you came from behind :)


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