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An urban fairytale.

"... infectiously funny working-class comedy, with a feel-good gay theme..." - Derek Elley,

"... compelling plot, a brisk pace, and an astounding cast... " - Charles Tatum, eFilmCritic

".. a breath of fresh air.. " - James Berardinelli, reelviews

Beautiful Thing

**Work in progress**


Director : Hettie MacDonald
Producers : Tony Garnett, Bill Shapter
Written : Jonathan Harvey
Casts :
Scott Neal as Ste
Glen Berry as Jamie
Linda Henry as Sandra
Tameka Empson as Leah



Storyline : **Work in progress**


Critics Tomatometer : 89% as of 15 April 2007

Because the film is so effective for its first two-thirds and because it has its heart in the right place throughout, audiences may be willing to forgive its final third.
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

In portraying romance, the film transcends its homosexual themes, while at the same time celebrating them.
- Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

The boys' lives contain few surprises ... but from the other characters there is one astonishment after another.
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Beautiful Thing might be the most beloved of all the gay-youth movies released in the late 90s.
- Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

Delightful English film which charts the dawning of love between two homosexuals.
- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice


Awards :
  • Won Outstanding Film (Limited Release) for GLAAD Media Award 1997
  • Won Grand Prix in Paris Film Festival
  • Won International Jury Award - Honorable Mention 1996
  • Won Best Script in Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 1996
  • Won 2nd Place People's Choice Award in Toronto International Film Festival
  • Nominated for Best Movie in Chlotrudis Award


Release Date: 9 October 1996
Runtime: 90 min
Country: UK
Box Office Gross: $1,449,934 (USA), 14,200 Admissions (Germany) & 26,183 Admissions (Netherlands)



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