Movie Pick: Brick Lane

by rania
June 20, 2008 2:45 AM
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The Ahmed daughters with mother Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and father Chanu (Satish Kaushik)


I have memories of Brick Lane from a year studying in London. We would ride the tube to the South Asian street to taste pungent curries, like edible fireworks. The incendiary tale here is the journey of a Bangladeshi girl, Nazneen, who enters an arranged marriage and moves to England where she has a passionate affair. The visually sumptuous film redeems its predictable beginning with an interesting end. Surprisingly, the most intriguing character in this woman's story by a woman director (Sarah Gavron) is the overbearing cuckholded husband.

Here are the initial rollout cities:

June 20 - Opens in NY and LA

June 27 - San Francisco, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, San Jose, La Jolla, Chicago, Boston and vicinity (Cambridge, Newton, Brookline)

July 4 - Palm Springs, Minneapolis, Dallas, Plano, Houston, Woodlands TX, Seattle

July 11 - Scottsdale, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Boca Raton, Fairfax VA, Denver, DC, Bethesda MD, Arlington VA, Miami, Philadelphia, Long Island NY, Portland OR, CT, NJ

July 18 - Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Boulder, Jupiter FL, Milwaukee, Austin, Fort Worth, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Sarasota, MI

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  • madan zutshi. | July 6, 2008 2:03 AMReply

    i saw this film today. it was the best 'immigrant' film ever. great acting,story line,film work,a lot more people should watch this movie. it is an antidote to the crap hollywood makes.