Blinded by the Light


Blinded by the Light
Continuing the current trend of films about music stars from an earlier era, this one focuses on The Boss. Set in 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

115 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nikita Mehta, Nell Williams, Tara Divina
Director
Gurinder Chadha
ScreenplayPaul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor, inspired by the words and music of Bruce Springsteen
MusicA.R. Rahman
CinematographyBen Smithard
EditingJustin Krish
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2019
Produced byBend It Films, Ingenious Media, Levantine Films, Rakija Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs.
Runtime117
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconThe sharp script, the incredible music, and the confident and stylish direction all play their parts in making Blinded By the Light the hit that Springsteen’s song of the same name never was (though Manfred Mann did rather better with it), but it’s the performances that give it so much of its vitality.
20
RSG
Leon van Nierop quote iconDis lighartig met ‘n ernstige ondertoon, baldadig, effektief, vrolik, soms donker, maar altyd inspirerend. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is vir Springsteen-volgelinge!
14
Metacritic.com
33 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
122 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLike a life-affirming rock anthem, Blinded by the Light hits familiar chords with confidence and flair, building to a conclusion that leaves audiences cheering for an encore.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Betsy Bozdech quote iconCharming comedy celebrates family ties and The Boss.
15

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
115 users
18
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
19
IMDB
1629 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
17

Average .. 81%

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