[Screen It]

 

"BLINDED BY THE LIGHT"
(2019) (Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A Pakistani teen living in 1987 Britain finds enlightenment and his own creative calling when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen.
PLOT:
It's 1987 and Javed Khan (VIVEIK KALRA) is a 16-year-old who lives in Luton, England with his parents, Malik (KULVINDER GHIR) and Noor (MEERA GANATRA), and sisters, among whom Shazia (NIKITA MEHTA) is the closest with him. Like others of Pakistani descent, Javed must put up with nationalist racism and thus puts his feelings into his poetry, something his teacher, Ms. Clay (HAYLEY ATWELL), hopes to draw out of him. But what makes that happen is when a classmate, Roops (AARON PHAGURA), introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Javed instantly feels a connection with The Boss and especially his working-class lyrics, something that Javed's new wave music loving best friend, Matt (DEAN-CHARLES CHAPMAN), simply doesn't get. But fellow classmate and political activist Eliza (NELL WILLIAMS) does, and soon she and Javed become a thing, all while the teen must contend with his traditional father not understanding him and his newfound love for all things Springsteen.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Teens -- and especially Springsteen fans -- could be drawn to it.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs.


To continue reading the review and all of the highly detailed, scene-by-scene listings of the sex, nudity, profanity, violence and more (15 categories):

[Get Your FREE 3-Day Trial Membership]
 
or
 
[Add to Cart]

Just $7.95/month or $47/year


[ScreenIt has been featured in...]

I have subscribed to ScreenIt for more than a decade. I check in every week to take advantage of their amazing services. Not only does their site provide a glimpse of exactly what content a movie offers, I've found the “Our Take” reviews and ratings for each movie to be right on the money every single time. I've referred dozens of friends to this service because my #1 resource for deciding whether or not to show a movie to my kids, or to see one myself, is ScreenIt.com!

Josh Nisbet
Director, State of CA Public Sector

I signed up to get Screen It weekly reviews a long time ago, when my kids were young and I wanted to know more about movies before we went to a theater or rented. Now one child is in law school, other in undergraduate, and I still read the weekly Screen Its! It helps me know what my husband and I want to see or rent, and what to have waiting at home that we all will enjoy when my "kids" come home. I depend on Screen It reviews. They usually just present the facts and let me decide if the movie is appropriate or of interest for my family and me. Thank you for providing that service, Screen It!

Patti Petree
Winston Salem, NC

I have 4 children who are now in college. I signed up for Screen It when my children were pre-teenagers. Often my children would ask to see a movie with a friend and I wished I could preview the movie prior to giving permission. A friend told me about ScreenIt.com and I found it to be the next best thing to previewing a movie. The amount of violence, sexual content, or language were always concerns for me and my husband as we raised innocent kids with morals. We constantly fought the peer pressure our kids received to see films that in our opinion were questionable. With the evidence we received at Screen It, our kids couldn't even fight us when we felt a film may have been inappropriate for them to watch. Thank you, Screen It. Continue to make this helpful service available to everyone, but especially the young parents.

Christine Doherty
Machesney Park, IL

Screenit.com is an amazing resource for parents, educators, church groups or anyone who wants to make an informed decision whether a movie is suitable for their viewing. The reviews and content descriptions are so detailed I am mystified how the reviewers can put them together.

Scott Heathe
Vancouver, BC

I love screen It! I don't know what I would do without it. It is well worth the membership. Before we take our son to the movies we check it out on screen it first. Thank you SO much for making it. Keep up the good work & keep 'em coming!!!

Patrina Streety
Moreno Valley California

Other new and recent reviews include:

[The Quarry] [Sela and the Spades]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and Disclaimer
By entering this site you acknowledge to having read and agreed to the above conditions.

All Rights Reserved,
©1996-2020 Screen It, Inc.