Beautiful Thing

Directed By: Hettie MacDonald

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Product Overview

In a suburb of london, young jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40219899
UPC 043396009684
UPC 14 00043396009684
Format DVD
Release Date 6/3/2008
Rating Rating
Keywords
British
Family Interaction
Gay/Lesbian
Parenthood
Self-Discovery
Substance Abuse
Teenage
Editors Note
Note The offbeat, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two of the neighbors--two teen boys--unexpectedly fall in love. Tenderhearted kitchen-sink realism from Channel Four Films, adapted from the play by Jonathan Harvey.
Plot Summary
Summary The offbeat, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two of the neighbors--two teenage boys--fall in love. Tenderhearted kitchen-sink realism from Channel Four Films, adapted from the play by Jonathan Harvey.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...The film is rich in an understated realism....An 'issue' film with a remarkably light touch..." 06/01/1996 p.35-6
Entertainment Weekly "...An optimistic little movie....Just sing along..." -- Rating: B 11/15/1996 p.52
Variety "...Infectiously funny..." 03/04/1996
Los Angeles Times "...A tender coming-of-age story....An engaging, credible film with a good mix of humor..." 11/01/1996 p.F4
Chicago Sun-Times "...[The] peripheral characters are the real life of the film. They're quirky, funny, unpredictable..." 11/15/1996 p.37
Directors
Hettie MacDonald
Actors
Name Henry,Linda
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Cast & Crew
Ben Daniels - Actor
Glen Berry - Actor
Linda Henry - Actor
Scott Neal - Actor
Tameka Empson - Actor
Jonathan Harvey - Based on Play By
Hettie MacDonald - Director
Chris Seager - Director of Photography
Bill Shapter - Producer
Tony Garnett - Producer
Jonathan Harvey - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 00968
UPC 00043396009684
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 91 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Reviews
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Sharp bits of humor and the blue-collar setting add punch to the proceedings, resulting in a winning coming-out/coming-of-age story.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review Beautiful Thing manages to do what few films have done--convey coming out with the specificity that draws viewers in while conveying a universality that hits home... its tale of how a teenage boy's self-discovery affects his relationship with his mother will no doubt resonate with gays, lesbians and their families everywhere.
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Reviewer Barry Walters
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Hi-fi Stereo
Product Attributes
Actor Henry,Linda
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Michael Musto, Village Voice A warm and funny love story.
Larry Flick, Billboard One of the best movies of 1996...
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