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      Been So Long

      2018 1 hr. 40 min. Musical List
      92% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 100+ Ratings Audience Score During a night on the town, a dedicated single mother meets a charming yet troubled stranger. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Reviews

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      Liyong H It's like seen a musical but with part of London as it's big background screen. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/10/23 Full Review Autumn M Been So Long is a British musical about a single mother who is reluctant to date and open her heart after being hurt in the past. The story was okay, but it was very predictable and did not bring anything new to the genre. The music was on par with a Disney original movie, in terms of creativity and composition. Overall, this is a lackluster musical that is not essential viewing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Often over the top that it supports its musical theatre structure; well done acting with more than a few "what the hell" moments and choices; sympathetic performances Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member LOVED IT!!!! Been So Long is amazing!!!!!! My housemates and I have now watched it several times and can't stop humming its tunes around the flat. We love everything about it. From the incredible cast, its beautiful photography and hit tunes... we laughed and cried throughout, it's so good and finally brings a film with decent diversity and honesty to the table. I am excited that Netflix took up this musical and can't wait to see more, BSL 2?!?!? A definitive MUST WATCH Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This musical is one of the most cringeworthy movies I've ever seen. It's extremely amateurish, like a student film, and there is no chemistry between the ill-chosen cast. I wonder why the critics gave it so much praise? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie really surprised me by how genuinely great it was. the story is delightful and the romance really worked for me. the main characters are all crafted beautifully and where all likeable in there own way. this is just a great movie and the best Netflix has done in ages. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) Coel is flawless, a star in waiting. Rated: 3/5 Oct 26, 2018 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) Director Tinge Krishnan is helped immeasurably by her two leads. Rated: 3/5 Oct 25, 2018 Full Review Guy Lodge Variety A mixed bag galvanized by Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene's star chemistry. Oct 20, 2018 Full Review Cate Young BattyMamzelle For a musical film, [it's] not very musical at all, with a discordant soundtrack that sounds like castoff 90s R&B and vocalists not up to the task of meeting the melodies. Rated: 3/5 Mar 10, 2019 Full Review Zoe Margolis CineVue This London may be punctuated with dashes of neon and flashes of magic, but it also feels real because it's reflecting the true-to-life multicultural community. Rated: 5/5 Oct 31, 2018 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Romcom-musical about single mom has sex and language. Rated: 3/5 Oct 30, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis During a night on the town, a dedicated single mother meets a charming yet troubled stranger.
      Tinge Krishnan
      Executive Producer
      Indira Guha, Lizzie Francke, Jane Wright, Eva Yates
      Che Walker
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 26, 2018
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