Brick Lane details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Tannishta Chatterjee, Christopher Virdi, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson|
|Collections:||HD Films, Weepies|
|1hr 37 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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A decent British film.By 4Tell (148 reviews) from Edgbaston , 02 Jan 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]A teenage Bangladeshi girl has to enter an arranged marriage with a man she has never me, who lives in England, a country she has never seen.
Fast forward to some nearly 20 years or so later and, although she now has two teenage girls, she has really led a very sheltered life. However, a turn of events mean she decides to start earning some money, becomes involved with a much younger man, sees how many of her fellow Muslims react after the 9/11 atrocity and, as she becomes more independent herself, realises what true love can be.
The fact that this film works pretty well, without seeming too trite or sickly sweet is down to a good director and an excellent performance by the cast.
I say, support the British film industry when it makes something worthwhile and this film is certainly worth supporting.
Note - I have not read the Monica Ali book upon which this film is based, so I cannot say whether those that have will be disappointed by what will certainly be a simplification of the book.
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well worth watchingBy 247 (17 reviews) , 12 May 2013A beautiful and meaningful film. I don't know why it was a 15 certificate, I don't think there was anything in it that was not suitable for 12+
Thought-provoking filmBy smiler001 (13 reviews) from SHEFFIELD , 03 Apr 2013A good film that explores the problems of western culture for Bangladeshi people moving to Britain. It also gives an insight to how pride can get in the way of relationships.
Brick LaneBy a customer , 18 Mar 2013Really interesting film about life as a Bangladesh woman living in an arranged marriage in Britain. Touched on aspects of younger people brought up in Britain from within a minority group - excellent film.
Love explored from different anglesBy PaulHappy (154 reviews) , 11 Mar 2013Touching and poignant. The film explores themes of love, honour, tradition and desire through the lives of a Bangladeshi family living in London. I liked the comment by Nazneem in the movie about love being of different kinds and that one such type is where love develops like the way an Oyster makes a pearl - in that it grows slowly day by day. Some good performances and a good story.
Brick LaneBy Bren24 (10 reviews) , 18 Dec 2012Brilliant movie. Good acting and story line. Really enjoyed it. Very well made movie. A must see movie, you wont be disappointed.