Director: Hettie MacDonald - U.K. Director
Theatrical Release: 1996
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 91 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
The offbeat, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two of the neighbors--two teen boys--unexpectedly fall in love. Tenderhearted kitchen-sink realism from Channel Four Films, adapted from the play by Jonathan Harvey.;
Hettie MacDonald - U.K. Director
Scott Neal - Actor/Beautiful Thing
Tameka Empson - Actress/Beautiful Thing
Linda Henry - Actress/Beautiful Thing
Jonathan Harvey - British Actor/Writer
"...The film is rich in an understated realism....An 'issue' film with a remarkably light touch..."
"...An optimistic little movie....Just sing along..." -- Rating: B
"...A tender coming-of-age story....An engaging, credible film with a good mix of humor..."
"...[The] peripheral characters are the real life of the film. They're quirky, funny, unpredictable..."