Directed Gurinder Chadha’s cross-cultural dramedy is an adaptation of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s 2007 memoir “Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll.” A second-generation British-Pakistani teenager comes of age in a small town during the Thatcher era, rebelling against parental and cultural expectations with the help of Bruce Springsteen’s music.~Augustine Chay
In today’s world where prejudices are cropping up in the daily news, this small, beautiful film is a breath of fresh air. Although it seems that we have seen parts of this story before it is a fresh take on family and the way people should interrelate. Springsteen’s music works wonderfully as the anthem it was for many young people originally. Here his music bridges the chasm between young and old and different cultures. The acting is excellent and the touch of fantasy with dancing makes it magical.
One of the best films I've seen in years and based on a true story. The screen writer has seen Bruce Springsteen more than 150 times.
The story is about a young Pakistani boy growing up near London who's life changes after learning what words of Bruce's songs really mean.
The story, directing, acting and, of course, the music are virtually perfect.
Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of a young immigrant striving to get out of a small London suburb as he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen. Great music and performances all around. A real crowd-pleaser!
This was a movie I saw with no idea what it was about and came away inspired and entertained. How one person can be inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s music and to set his life on course based on the Bosses music was truly inspiring. A well acted, must see meaningful movie.
One of the very best movies of the year 2019! RUN!
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
The picture quality is beautifully bright and the sound editing that you'll only be experiencing is not how it’s done but how realistic it sounds as Bruce Springsteen’s songs are playing right in front of you via a television screen!