Excerpt: Blinded by the Light has a lot on its mind — for better and worse. Thanks to some inventive musical staging of Bruce Springsteen’s greatest hits like “Dancing in the Dark” and “Born to Run,” director Gurinder Chadha delivers a crowd-pleasing and uplifting musical romp.
Excerpt: Seriously adorkable teen is saved, in 1987, by the rock poetry of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss is still relevant today, as is, alas, the harsh political and economic setting of Thatcher’s Britain.
Excerpt: Springsteen’s words are universal. Director Gurinder Chadha, known for feel-good stories where minority teenagers chase dreams reserved for other ethnicities and social classes, creates a coming-of-age story anybody can identify with and celebrates the power of music to motivate and push one to reach for things long thought unattainable.
Excerpt: “Bruce knows everything I’ve ever felt!” says Javed and we immediately root for this chaotic youngster who just smelled wisdom in Bruce Springsteen’s music. Director Gurinder Chadha, OBE’s Blinded By The Light Movie is a well-acted feel-good feature about a lower-middle-class South Asian immigrant family in 1980s UK.
Excerpt: Hell no, you don’t have to be a superfan of Springsteen to enjoy Blinded by the Light, but it sure helps. Even if The Boss is not your ideal vibe, the sprightly emotions on-screen cannot help but target and trigger your own matching passionate feelings for whatever you revere.