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3 minutes ago, Troublette said:

I have to admit there are times I've started a British film over with closed captioning on so I could understand it!:unsure:

glad its not just me ! :lol:

 

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I eventually watched the film, never went to the pictures to see it btw 

Anyway

I found it so disappointing, such an anticlimax after all the hype

Some of the anti Springsteen quotes etc got on my nerves..Discarded Springsteen photos on the floor, no tickets sold for the Tunnel Of Love tour, music for dads  ..etc I know it was kind of a joke, it was just shit.

His mates dad at the market with the wig on was beyond cringeworthy " hide neath your lovers "  FFS ! 

The Shawshank Redemption inspired pinching of the school tannoy to play Born To Run was embarrassing, the "Fame" running through the streets that followed was painful viewing, they even hoy'd in a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid bike ride..the Madness walk made me want to punch the TV...then after all that a pig head !!! Fuckin' hell !! 

( did anyone else notice the real Javed dancing in the market ?} 

The racist stuff was glossed over as a joke, that annoyed me

Javed's relationship with his dad was the only thing that interested me, when he cried having his haircut was very moving, just about the only believable part of the movie, the Independence Day bit was ok ish.

His speech at the end nearly saved the film but it didn't

the film for me was very, very disappointing. I'm glad i didn't see it at the pictures

They just tried to hard to get every cliche crammed into the film i don't think the film went more than 5 minutes without someone saying "Bruce" 

I hate it that i hated it

 

 

 

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, newcastle roy said:

I eventually watched the film, never went to the pictures to see it btw 

Anyway

I found it so disappointing, such an anticlimax after all the hype

Some of the anti Springsteen quotes etc got on my nerves..Discarded Springsteen photos on the floor, no tickets sold for the Tunnel Of Love tour, music for dads  ..etc I know it was kind of a joke, it was just shit.

His mates dad at the market with the wig on was beyond cringeworthy " hide neath your lovers "  FFS ! 

The Shawshank Redemption inspired pinching of the school tannoy to play Born To Run was embarrassing, the "Fame" running through the streets that followed was painful viewing, they even hoy'd in a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid bike ride..the Madness walk made me want to punch the TV...then after all that a pig head !!! Fuckin' hell !! 

( did anyone else notice the real Javed dancing in the market ?} 

The racist stuff was glossed over as a joke, that annoyed me

Javed's relationship with his dad was the only thing that interested me, when he cried having his haircut was very moving, just about the only believable part of the movie, the Independence Day bit was ok ish.

His speech at the end nearly saved the film but it didn't

the film for me was very, very disappointing. I'm glad i didn't see it at the pictures

They just tried to hard to get every cliche crammed into the film i don't think the film went more than 5 minutes without someone saying "Bruce" 

I hate it that i hated it

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shame you didn't like it Roy...I thought it was fantastic, but there you go.

I thought The Shawshank Redemption was overhyped and overrated, but then again I hate prison movies !

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ive never seen the shawshank redemishon

Roy, i understand your disappointment 

 

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(The racist stuff was glossed over as a joke, that annoyed me )

Me, too, @newcastle roy, me, too.

I tried to like it but, like you, was disappointed.

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9 minutes ago, janeymarywendy said:

Roy, I've 'liked' your post and I haven't even seen the film.

What I meant was it made me think (but maybe I'm wrong) that I was right in not being particularly bothered to see it.

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Being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 19th....

Took $11.9 Million at the domestic US box office apparently.

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On 8/13/2019 at 4:44 PM, Pregnant Sally said:

And what the hell happened to the Pet Shop Boys, British folk?  They're so good, do they do nothing anymore?

I could see them maturing with the times quite nicely. 

I just had to revive this comment because the Pet Shop Boys latest single has entered the charts at No 1 :D

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/physical-singles-chart/?fbclid=IwAR3e3S_uhrVyqUAe15PexMOAcmt_iO57lcOmw8Lxi1cqc2BwynQgZxi8uCc

 

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i might get it when its in one of those 2 for $5 clearance bins one day, after its been on telly 2 or 3 times

mind you once Gary has seen i see no point

so probably not :lol:

 

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On 10/5/2019 at 12:58 AM, newcastle roy said:

I eventually watched the film, never went to the pictures to see it btw 

Anyway

I found it so disappointing, such an anticlimax after all the hype

Some of the anti Springsteen quotes etc got on my nerves..Discarded Springsteen photos on the floor, no tickets sold for the Tunnel Of Love tour, music for dads  ..etc I know it was kind of a joke, it was just shit.

His mates dad at the market with the wig on was beyond cringeworthy " hide neath your lovers "  FFS ! 

The Shawshank Redemption inspired pinching of the school tannoy to play Born To Run was embarrassing, the "Fame" running through the streets that followed was painful viewing, they even hoy'd in a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid bike ride..the Madness walk made me want to punch the TV...then after all that a pig head !!! Fuckin' hell !! 

( did anyone else notice the real Javed dancing in the market ?} 

The racist stuff was glossed over as a joke, that annoyed me

Javed's relationship with his dad was the only thing that interested me, when he cried having his haircut was very moving, just about the only believable part of the movie, the Independence Day bit was ok ish.

His speech at the end nearly saved the film but it didn't

the film for me was very, very disappointing. I'm glad i didn't see it at the pictures

They just tried to hard to get every cliche crammed into the film i don't think the film went more than 5 minutes without someone saying "Bruce" 

I hate it that i hated it

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it was a lot better than Western Stars.  My wife who's not a big fan thought the same .

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51 minutes ago, Somethinginthenight said:

I thought it was a lot better than Western Stars.  My wife who's not a big fan thought the same .

I did absolutely love both of them.  And of course it’s all good if you liked BBTL better than WS.  Or vice versa, or didn’t like either of them for that matter. 

But IDK about comparing them to each other, as they are totally and completely different kinds of films. 

@newcastle roy if you like/love the WS album, I hope you get to see the film in the theatre.  I’ve gone three times now, and every person with whom I’ve seen the film absolutely flipped over it.   The last person turned to me when it was over and said ‘I didn’t want it to end.’  

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started to watch pn flight back from us and lasted 20/25 minutes, not for me, so corny, couldnt handle it. watched All the presidents men, still a great film more my kind of stuff

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4 hours ago, stevie54uk said:

started to watch pn flight back from us and lasted 20/25 minutes, not for me, so corny, couldnt handle it. watched All the presidents men, still a great film more my kind of stuff

it did get a bit better as it went along but i did find at least that long at the start all a bit of a slog

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Got my Blu-Ray copy yesterday and watched it only for the second time (only saw it once at the cinema on the first night)....just as fantastic as it was in the cinema. A superb coming of age movie which not only shows the power and influence of Springsteen's evocative songs on a young teenage Asian guy in mid 80's Britain, but also how these songs can change people's lives ( as it did mine in 1982). The racism of the time was really powerfully encapsulated, and the director used small details like how Javed and his sister had to go to  daytime discos for their fun and parties as they were not allowed to go to nightclubs and such by their strict muslim parents. Muslim life was really well articulated in the movie, and the ending of the film especially was very moving and well acted. I wanted for years to see a really good UK movie made which showed the real power and life changing influence of Bruce's music to a wider audience particularly in the UK and finally this summer we got one. It really hit home with me as I saw an awful lot of the experience I went through with discovering Bruce's music 5 years earlier than when the film is set.

Superb film in my opinion.

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According to Amazon my DVD was 'handed to resident' at 4:36 yesterday. Unfortunately it doesn't say where that resident lives, but it certainly isn't at my house!

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59 minutes ago, Born To Walk said:

According to Amazon my DVD was 'handed to resident' at 4:36 yesterday. Unfortunately it doesn't say where that resident lives, but it certainly isn't at my house!

boo hiss :angry:

hope you get it sorted ASAP

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10 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

boo hiss :angry:

hope you get it sorted ASAP

Replacement due to arrive tomorrow.

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‘Live it up’ by Mental as Anything is played in the film but is not on the soundtrack.

Greedy Smith who sang vocals on the track died just over a week ago. He was a well liked member of the Australian music scene. Mental as Anything were a successful pop band who never took themselves seriously.

He used to say he got the nickname Greedy after eating a whole bucket of KFC. Remarkably he died of a heart attack.

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On 12/13/2019 at 9:51 AM, Born To Walk said:

Replacement due to arrive tomorrow.

The replacement is due to arrive this afternoon, however someone has just brought me the original package.

I live at the end of a cul-de-sac and the drivers' sat navs sometime take them into the next street (I recently had a parcel handed over the fence from there by a driver).

Amazon's problem not mine that I'll have two copies if the replacement turns up!

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55 minutes ago, Born To Walk said:

The replacement is due to arrive this afternoon, however someone has just brought me the original package.

I live at the end of a cul-de-sac and the drivers' sat navs sometime take them into the next street (I recently had a parcel handed over the fence from there by a driver).

Amazon's problem not mine that I'll have two copies if the replacement turns up!

How much do you want for the second one? :D

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On 12/13/2019 at 1:25 AM, MacBruce said:

Got my Blu-Ray copy yesterday and watched it only for the second time (only saw it once at the cinema on the first night)....just as fantastic as it was in the cinema. A superb coming of age movie which not only shows the power and influence of Springsteen's evocative songs on a young teenage Asian guy in mid 80's Britain, but also how these songs can change people's lives ( as it did mine in 1982). The racism of the time was really powerfully encapsulated, and the director used small details like how Javed and his sister had to go to  daytime discos for their fun and parties as they were not allowed to go to nightclubs and such by their strict muslim parents. Muslim life was really well articulated in the movie, and the ending of the film especially was very moving and well acted. I wanted for years to see a really good UK movie made which showed the real power and life changing influence of Bruce's music to a wider audience particularly in the UK and finally this summer we got one. It really hit home with me as I saw an awful lot of the experience I went through with discovering Bruce's music 5 years earlier than when the film is set.

Superb film in my opinion.

Agree 1000%. Especially moving to me as an Indian Springsteen fan who got into his music around the same time around the same age. Watched the bluray yesterday too and loved it. Though was more like the 4th or 5th time since the cinema because of the magic of streaming lol.

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I don't believe it!

The replacement was supposedly 'Handed to Resident' 10 minutes ago. Once again I have no idea where it is :angry:

I am now worried about the Western Stars delivery.

 

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