Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing

DVD - 2003
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Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is an urban slice-of-life tale about a gay teen who falls in love with the boy next door.
"A crowd-pleasing heartfelt drama of young love triumphant against all odds ... buoyed by an irresistible soundtrack with the music of Mama Cass and the Mamas and the Papas."--Container.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, ©2003
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Director of photography, Chris Seager ; editor, Don Fairservice ; music, John Altman ; costumes, Pam Tait.
Performers: Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels.
Audience: MPAA rating: R
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
ISBN: 1404931872
UPC: 043396009684
Call Number: DVD B


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Jul 25, 2017

Another film promoting gay acceptance. Should have read the summary first.

Aug 29, 2014

This must have been the first gay video I had ever seen that had a fairly happy ending with people acting basically normally. After 20 years (OK, 18 years!) I'm glad to see it again.
The digital remastering has over-emphasized the mood music when it's available and the voices can be too soft, and there are no closed captions available, it seems. That's a pity. But since I'd seen the movie when it first came out and it's stayed with me, I could fill in the dialogue I couldn't quite hear.

Apr 14, 2014

A Beautiful Thing indeed. I cried.

Mar 27, 2014

An excellent coming of age film that's well crafted and endearing. Some of the standard queer drama elements are here but in general Beautiful Thing is a feel good movie that shouldn't leave you thinking life sucks.

Feb 21, 2011

Well, congratulations Walterdale Theatre. I thought that their production of "Beautiful Thing," directed by Justin Bennett, was far better than this clumsy film. The old adage, read the book, see the play and don't bother with the film applies here.


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