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      Brick Lane

      PG-13 Released Jun 20, 2008 1h 41m Drama List
      68% Tomatometer 103 Reviews 60% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings At the age of 17, Nazneen leaves Bangladesh for an arranged marriage to an older husband in London's Brick Lane. After ten years, she has given Chanu two daughters, made him a home and trimmed the corns on his feet but she yearns to break free. She begins an illicit affair with Karim, the dashing market trader for whom she sews jeans. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Frustratingly slow-moving, but ultimately saved by Chatterjee's solid acting and Gavron's gentle patience.

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator It's not flashy or showy and it is not going to knock your socks off, but it's a small jewel of a film: gentle, languorous, humane, and acted with the utmost sweetness. Aug 23, 2018 Full Review Wesley Morris Boston Globe Rated: 2/4 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter Sarah Gavron's astonishing debut feature draws on Monica Ali's daring post-9/11 story depicting the tribulations and temptations of an unworldly young Muslin woman Jun 1, 2020 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row A beautifully made film with its heart in the right place, there's just not enough of that heart to go around. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 6, 2019 Full Review James Vance Tulsa World Though some of the journeys lead to unhappy endings, Nazneen's story offers us a resolution as satisfying as any contemporary drama has given us this year. Rated: 3/4 Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jerod S Bangledesh to London, Nanzeen is married to a man she doesn't love and that seems to have delusions of grandeur on how their family will survive. She finds different kinds of love and truth in her desire to go back and see her sister - and her growth lands her in a spot she wouldn't have imagined. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/06/24 Full Review isla s This is very much an immersive film, at times a sobering and yet thoughtful one that does well at portraying the life of indian immigrants in London. I liked the music played, the traditional Indian instrumental music and also seeing the bright vivid colours of the indian culture, the costumes and celebrations etc. Plus; it was, of course, sad to see how people were looked down on by some. Watching the characters watch 9/11 happen again gave me the chills. I particularly liked the characterisation in this film - I thought it felt quite realistic and so it was a good film, one I'd recommend, especially with the ending, which was surprisingly somewhat moving, making this a reasonably solid film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member AMAZING! Nazneen is an independent woman who loves herself and her sister, even though her sister is an prostitute. Nazneen is not an prostitute, altough she likes to kiss other men and cheat on her unsuspecting husband. the movie is very slow, but when her daughter runs away from home, the movie really starts getting interesting. SIke. The movie ends 10 minutes after the first exciting thing happens. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a heavy heavy film, but native speakers will feel oddity when Bangla is spoken. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked this biopic of East-meets-West-meets-east-again! based on the book, which I have now duly purchased for £1 at a charity shop. A powerful and hard-hitting account of an immigrant women's experience of state housing, marriage, unemployment, (Indian lady) loansharks, westernised kids; and the attraction of our fantasies, meeting the brutal truths. A truly commendible effort, in the Capital of my UK! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member I would say brick LAME... what a shit movie Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis At the age of 17, Nazneen leaves Bangladesh for an arranged marriage to an older husband in London's Brick Lane. After ten years, she has given Chanu two daughters, made him a home and trimmed the corns on his feet but she yearns to break free. She begins an illicit affair with Karim, the dashing market trader for whom she sews jeans.
      Director
      Sarah Gavron
      Producer
      Alison Owen, Chris Collins
      Screenwriter
      Abi Morgan, Laura Jones
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      Ruby Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sexuality|Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Bangla
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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