Brick Lane

Brick Lane

DVD - 2009
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"Beautifully acted and written so its themes are touched upon glancingly rather than with full force."--Hollywood Reporter
"A sensitive and occasionally poetic film...an absorbing tale of personal empowerment and emotional growth."--USA Today
"Tells a story we think we already know, but we're wrong: It has new things to say within an old formula."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
After an arranged marriage, a young woman leaves her family in Bangladesh to live with her new husband, and when she finds that life is not at all what she expected, she starts an affair that changes her life forever.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781435918436
1435918436
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA BRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Kaushik, Satish
Chatterjee, Tannishtha

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Jun 30, 2015

Rated 7/10.

NewYorkViews Nov 26, 2014

Sad story of the gradual disintegration of an arranged Indian marriage and their life in London. She, the fashionable, fragile wife from a small Indian village; and he, the older intellectual Indian, trying to make it big in London. They have two daughters, and the married couple are tested my stressful tragedies--such as, death of a young son, hostility towards Islamic immigrants--especially after the World Trade Centers fall, lack of white collar employment, being away from family in India, etc. A very interesting cultural film with many interpretations.

sabsah Jul 10, 2014

I found the book much more engaging than the film.

btmslt Jun 25, 2013

This movie starts out very slowly and should have been better edited to quicken the pace. However, towards the middle of the film, it becomes an entertaining film concerning a woman from an arranged marriage becoming accustomed to her life in a foreign country.

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geomillar
Dec 06, 2012

Well worth watching. What a frustrating look at an arranged Bengali marriage.

ggbookreader Aug 27, 2012

If you enjoy films based in countries other than America, you may enjoy this story of a young lady learning the true meaning of marriage. Also, if you delight in seeing films about other cultures, this maybe one you would like to see. The storyline is well-developed and the protagonist is engaging. You will watch how her character changes with the various roles she must play throughout her young life. And see how she transforms into a person that is assertive. *Great DVD.

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AmyEighttrack
Jun 19, 2012

Great, deeply layered story of an Indian arranged-bride woman in England facing hardships and coming into her own; also, the progress of the others in her life.

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gbohomegirl7
Sep 12, 2011

A story that has many similarities to the Japanese Americans during WWII. The two generations are torn between staying in the country to which they have immigrated and returning to their original country after 9/11. The photography and the saris worn by the wife are beautiful to see.

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Mar 15, 2011

A woman had an arranged marriage to a middle-aged man. They had two daughters and lived in London, UK for 20 years in a loveless marriage.

In walks a young man into this woman's life and complicates her life.

An absorbing & moving movie.

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AA789
Feb 22, 2011

Good movie, good story.

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Oct 05, 2012

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