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|
Most helpful review
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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OkBy DavidLindon (4 reviews) from Bournemouth , 15 Aug 2009This film is ok -not alot happens and the ending is a bit of an anti-climax
Flat and doesn't take off like it couldBy Truffle1 (17 reviews) from London , 01 Jul 2009I enjoyed the lighting in this film, and its look, but it floats along and more needs to happen. There are too many pensive shots.
Brick LaneBy Officegirl (32 reviews) from Blandford Forum , 17 Jun 2009I waited a long time to see this, quite good although one watch was enough.
Brick LaneBy a customer from Ipswich , 12 Jun 2009A bit too slow and predictable for my liking although I can imagine the difficulties of someone from India settling in Britain.
absolute rubbishBy faisalmanchester (2 reviews) from Manchester , 23 May 2009Honestly dont bother with this movie.Its boring,slow and a waste fo time.I dont usually write reviews but felt compelled to write this one........