My husband and I had the opportunity to see Blinded by the Light a couple weeks ago. It opens in theaters August 14, 2019. I'm glad we saw it, and it was better than I expected.
In talking on our way home, I said I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars, and hubby said he'd go with 4 out of 5 stars. It's not too often that hubby likes a movie more than me. I think the biggest detractor for me was the camera style. Some of the bike scenes made me a little dizzy. I did enjoy the story, the characters, and the music montages. I also have a soft spot for 80s-based movies. I remember the 80s vividly as my own growing-up years.
The story is about Javed, a British-Pakistani Muslim teenager, who changes his whole view of life in 1987 and finds inspiration when presented with the music of Bruce Springsteen by a fellow student at his high school. The movie is based on Safrad Manzoor's acclaimed memoir, Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion, and Rock 'n Roll.