My Beautiful Laundrette Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 12121

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 25

Theatrical Release Date: 03/07/1986

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/21/2015

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Stephen Frears

Actors: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche, Rita Wolf

Plot: Follows the trials and tribulations of the Hussein family, who have relocated from Pakistan to the UK in order to live a more glamorous life. While some find success through means legal and otherwise, others just manage to scape by - such as Omar, son of the alcoholic Ali, who manages to take over a fading laundrette with big plans to turn things around. -- Chris Kavan

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My Beautiful Laundrette

Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/2007

Daniel Day-Lewis had my eyes glued to the screen. He's such a presence in this movie as a person you love to admire but shouldn't. This is no ordinary gay movie. In fact, homosexuality comes second, whereas issues about race and class come first. It had that subtle message that homosexuality is normal, that audiences shouldn't focus on that. I thought that move was brillaint and gained my utmost respect. That said, I can't say I love this movie because I thought a lot of the scenes were taken off "The Godfather" movies. I didn't like those films either so me being reminded was not a good thing. On the other hand, it was refreshing to see two guys--one Pakistani, one British--being in love because you rarely get to see two people of difference races (let alone gay) spice up the screen. …

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