Beautiful Thing Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Beautiful Thing the Movie

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Sweet, fairytalish, gay coming-of-age story set in a working-class southeast London housing estate. Shy teenager Jamie (Berry) lives with his barmaid mum, Sandra (Henry), and her lover, Tony (Daniels). Next-door is his best mate, the stoic Ste (Neal), who's regularly abused by his father and brother. But when things get too bad, he sleeps over with Jamie. And one night, nature hesitantly takes its course. Their tart-tongued, Mama Cass fanatic, friend Leah (Empson) starts rumors about the twosome that lead to some uneasy (but ultimately conciliatory) confrontations. Fine performances; Harvey adapted from his play.


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Available on VHS
Running time 89 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Gays, Coming of Age, Moms, Teen Angst, London, Adapted from a Play, Teen Romance
Jonathan Harvey
Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels
Chris Seager
Hettie Macdonald
Tony Garnett, Bill Shapter, England Channel 4 London, World Productions, Sony Pictures Classics

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