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Brick Lane (2008) - Movie Details

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101 min.
Release Date
June 20, 2008 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
January 13, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
101 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language

"Brick Lane" is the story of a beautiful young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen (Chatterjee), who arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu (Kaushik), she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina (Zafreen), meanwhile, continues to live a carefree life back in... Full synopsis »

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Review by Robert Bell (B-)

Certainly safer and potentially more accessible to a broader audience than Monica Ali’s controversial novel, Brick Lane partially succeeds as an examination of an oppressed Muslim woman reluctant to voice her own opinions and desires.  Characters are closely examined with care and consideration, but are never given a greater sense of urgency aside from mild discontent in uncontrolled surroundings.  Full movie review »

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