Blinded By the Light (2019)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“48 years ago I marched into war with my friends to fight men in swastikas. Today I see swastikas on young men on the streets of Luton. That was a very brave poem, young man. You must write more and get your message out. N.F. scum indeed!” – Mr. Evans

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Growing up in a middle class neighborhood during the 1980’s gets a young Pakistanian refugee to England to show how much the music of Bruce Springsteen helped him define so much in his life.

Bottom Line – Such a powerful film that shows the power of music and of dreams.  The premise is intriguing and the fact that it is partially based on real events enhances things so much. Love the way that they depict 1980’s lower class England because it is able to transport us back to a time when things (at least) seemed simpler than they truly are. The film utilizes the songs of Bruce Sprinter really well and is a very befitting homage to his body of work. The light atmosphere of the film enhances the story even more because they know how to keep tings both poignant and funny as it all moves along. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The song “Blinded by the Light” was originally written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen for his debut album “Greetings from Asbury Park N.J.” (1973). Springsteen himself states that the most important lyric of the song is the final line: “Mama told me not to look into the sights of the sun, but mama that’s where the fun is.”(From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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