Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beautiful Thing

1996 British Feature

Cast: Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Tameka Empson and Ben Daniels
Director: Hettie MacDonald
Writer: Jonathan Harvey, based on his play

Two working class teen boys, schoolmates and neighbors in a London suburb, find love.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 90% / Audience: 90%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • European Film Award nomination for Best Young Film.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.

  • The original play Beautiful Thing had its world premiere in London in 1993.
  • Director Hettie MacDonald's feature film debut.
  • The film was originally produced for television, but it was so well-received that it was released theatrically.
  • The film's soundtrack consists entirely of the songs of Mama Cass Elliot.
  • Screenwriter Jonathan Harvey cameos as the "Wheelchair Queen" in the pub scene.

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