Used the third of my three tickets for the week to see 1980s coming of age story Blinded by the Light.

And, as with Where’d You Go, Bernadette, I almost had the theater to myself, except a couple came in about ten, fifteen minutes into the movie. They were talking as they came in, as they walked in front of me to get to their seats, as they sat down, and continued even as the movie played. She finally asked me, “Excuse me, but is this the movie playing right now?” Yes, it is, and y’all haven’t been quiet since ya walked in. “What did he say?” the guy asked. “He says we haven’t shut up since we got here,” she told him. And they both laughed as if it were a joke, and continued to talk randomly throughout the movie.

I won’t be going to see it again for the bits of dialogue I missed, rather just wait for a streaming service to get it.

Inspired by the true story of a Pakistani teenager in a London suburb who discovers the music of Bruce Springstreen, and is encouraged to pursue his own path in life.

The way the music is used is a bit too theatrical, I think.

Its a nice story, though. Probably would have enjoyed it more in an empty theater.

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