Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

DVD - 2019
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Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, is growing up in England in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when he is introduced to the music of 'the Boss,' Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics.
Publisher: [United States] :, Warner Brothers Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE BLIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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Bruce_K_SLUH74
Jan 24, 2020

If you know Bruce Springsteen's biggest albums -- Born to Run, Born in the USA, The River -- you will find this movie uplifting and close to the heart. It speaks to how the core American values of self-determination in the context of family and culture troubles resonate far beyond our own shores. And it's nice to hear those familiar Springsteen songs nested in this multi-cultural coming of age story set in the recession torn U.K. of the 1980s.

Enjoyed the movie but for some unknown reason this story/these characters didn’t connect with me like some other films with similar plots.

SPL_Liz Jan 07, 2020

I didn't know I needed a feel good movie about Bruce Springsteen but, here we are.

ArapahoeSarah Dec 20, 2019

A heartwarming, feel-good film that underscores the universality of music. If you liked "Yesterday" or "Bend it Like Beckham," then you may also enjoy this film.

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winston16
Dec 16, 2019

Enjoyed it-- a lot like the director's Bend It Like Beckam only with a teen boy this time and music as the wedge between generations. Bruce S was obviously on board which is fun.

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SAPL454
Dec 06, 2019

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Truly a tale of love and compassion between Javed Kahn, his family and Bruce Springsteen!

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PG.13

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jfd5
Dec 05, 2019

Wonderful story. An unexpected gem. Really enjoyable movie, suitable for all ages. Extra special when based on true story.

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DazzlingMoonlight
Dec 03, 2019

A great story with great actors and great songs! Blinded by the Light is a reminder that music in whatever genre speaks to all people equally.

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ReadingintheCorner
Nov 25, 2019

This movie has great music and really rings true about what it's like to be a music fan.

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