Blinded by the Light (review)

Blinded by the Light (review)
Blinded by the Light (review)
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You might guess from the title (or the press) that this movie is inspired by Bruce Springsteen. It’s a full-on feel-good movie, but not before lots of feel bad: Based on the true story of Pakistani teen living in a small English town during the 80s financial crisis. His frustration with his bleak prospects and his father’s strict limits gets him down…until a friend exposes him to The Boss, whose lyrics inspire him to strive for his dreams. Springsteen’s songs play a big part in the narrative, sometimes veering into music video style. Everything about the script, direction and excellent performances strains the melodrama, just as they boost the emotional moments to the point of being corny. I’ve never been a fan of the singer, but this sweet homage to the power of music will leave you grinning, even as you can’t get “Born to Run” out of your head.

 

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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