Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing
  • 1996
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hettie MacDonald
  • Written by: Jonathan Harvey
  • Cast: Linda Henry, Ben Daniels, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

Jamie, a teenager having a hard time at the local comprehensive, falls for neighbour Ste, who himself is on the receiving end from his ex-boxer dad. Serviceable adaptation of Jonathan Harvey's hit play. First-timer Macdonald's direction is unflashy, but attuned to the inner lives of these motley individuals, and the cast work wonders.

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