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Beautiful Thing If there were any justice at the video store, this sweet little English movie, Beautiful Thing, about gay teenagers would lure as big...Beautiful ThingDramaPT90MR If there were any justice at the video store, this sweet little English movie, Beautiful Thing, about gay teenagers would lure as big...1997-05-23Linda Henry
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Beautiful Thing

Genre: Drama; Starring: Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry; Director: Hettie Macdonald; Release Date Wide: 10/09/1996; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: R

If there were any justice at the video store, this sweet little English movie, Beautiful Thing, about gay teenagers would lure as big an audience as Ellen’s coming-out episode did. Jonathan Harvey’s script (based on his play) about working-class schoolmates Jamie and Ste (Glen Berry and Scott Neal) discovering their sexuality — and each other — doesn’t strike a false note until the uplifting but unlikely conclusion. With a fiery performance by Linda Henry as Jamie’s brassy mother and a bouncy soundtrack dominated by the Mamas and the Papas. A-