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Beautiful Thing

6 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Hettie Macdonald

This absolute winner, based on a stage play by Jonathan Harvey and adapted by him, is a kind of enchanted, urban slice-of-life tale about a gay teen, Jamie (Glen Berry), who is in love with the boy next door, Ste (Scott Neal). Hampering Jamie's progress … see full wiki

Director: Hettie Macdonald
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 11, 1996
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Beautiful Thing
review by . December 04, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: ...     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "And just one thing...   If you're my queen...   Then it's a beautiful thing..."  ~Sister Hazel         This was a surprisingly well done love story, in fact, it was a Beautiful Thing to behold.  It is centered in London one hot and steamy summer, in a rather small and obscure apartment building.  The actors involved held …
review by . January 02, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
" BEAUTIFUL THING"    A Beautiful Movie    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    " Beautiful Thing" (Sony Classical) is a beautiful movie. It is one of those great British dramas that is positive throughout despite the sad and grim environment in which it was filmed. It is true-to-life and a wonderful social commentary on the English working class. An interesting study of self-discovery and teen love, " Beautiful Thing" ranks high on many lists …
review by . January 30, 2005
BEAUTIFUL THING may be almost ten years old but the simplicity and honesty of the approach of a gay coming-out film is still hard to match. Director Hettie MacDonald has gathered a group of actors so fresh and real that the story seems more like eavesdropping than a movie.    Jamie (Glen Barrie) lives with his mum Sandra (Linda Henry), a blowsy, tacky, loud but heart of gold waitress, in a housing project. Jamie plays soccer and does all the right things - except he is a closeted …
review by . August 10, 2003
There are only a handful of really, truly feel-good gay movies out there at the moment, and this gem of a film from 1996 endures as one of the best of them.A simple story: two boys coming to terms with their sexuality in their teenage years, one more comfortable than the other but both strong and complex in their own ways. Subtle yet fulfilling sub-plots focusing on the neighborhood and families are rare in that they actually fill out the story rather than distract from it.If I had to summarize …
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