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A crowd-pleasing, heartfelt drama of young love triumphant against all odds, BEAUTIFUL THING is a winning combination of My Beautiful Laundrette and Romeo and Juliet and has been hailed by critics as"one of the best movies of the year" (Amy Taubin, VILLAGE VOICE). Buoyed by an irresistible soundtrack with the music of Mama Cass and The Mamas and The Papas, BEAUTIFUL THING is a winning, old-fashioned love story with a fresh and contemporary twist for anyone who ever dared to risk everything forhappiness and won.
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This movie succeeds where so many like it fail.
And a surprise happy ending , which seems to be rare in this type of film.
You will not be disappointed. It's a movie about real people, and real situations.
Word of advice, American English speakers will have difficulty understanding this, so hopefully the copy you purchase comes with subtitles. The British English is very thick. I first watched this movie in 1998, and because I love it so much, I wanted to know what everything they said meant. So I've done a lot of searching for phrases they use over the years and occasionally still come across one I don't understand. For instance, if you do not know what "Slag", "Bubble & Squeak", "Libs", or "twatting" means, you may need to look them up, but for me it was interesting. Search your favorite search engine for "Beautiful Thing slang" and there is one site in particular that'll help you get along in the movie, but it's so worth it.
It is a better than average film for this genre with a convincing relationship between the character members. Too many of the old gay film plots are weighed down by the specter of HIV or AIDS. Fortunately, more recent gay films finally deal just with the characters and relationships.
While on the subject, I must highly recommend two other gay films. The Trick and Parting Glances. These are, hands down, the two finest gay films ever made. They are the gold standard from which you will judge all other gay genre films. I promise!
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I'm also a Mama Cass fan so that doesn't hurt...
I am sure it's a true reflection of life for many young lads. I say that but the star of the film is the chunky black girl next door.
She is just a breath of fresh air, and so realistic, I knew a girl just like her, with drink it's a riot waiting to happen
the two lads play their parts well and the empathy comes over very well. You start to root for them
If you enjoy it and feel elated like I was then please watch SHELTER. it's amazing too
As I am very soft hearted, sympathic and as I seen a true story gay film, I ordered a few more occasionally. I would put Beautiful Thing one of the top.
Arrived on time & well packaged, very happy with my order!
It was so good, tender and just awesome to see thos guys play! I watched it recently and that was almost impossible: all dvd rot. Lots of image bad or gone. I just wanted it back in my collection of gay movies so now I bougt this DVD. Happy to have obtained again in very goor quality from 2007. I hope it will stay for that a long time!
cert 15 indicated a softer fill which I enjoyed.