Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Based on a true story, Blinded By The Light is an odd film. It has real heart and soul, capturing the late 80’s political and social atmosphere well, but in a year where we’ve had films about the music of The Beatles (Yesterday), Elton John (Rocketman) and Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody), a near two hour love fest of Bruce Springsteen struggles to stand out. It’s also an incredibly televisual film – lacking any real need to exist as cinematic release with director Gurinder Chadha focusing more on performance than spectacle. However the cast are good, the music sequences work and it tells a lovely story.
Best Bit: Radio
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocket Man, Sunshine On Leith