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"Deftly combining comedy with ardent drama, BEAUTIFUL THING has a script that sings, an irresistible soundtrack that really sings, and an accomplished ensemble cast worth singing about. Full of characters that you really care about, this is a tender, touching and charming movie!" - Barbara Seigel, SIEGEL ENTERTAINMENT SYNDICATE

"Very fresh and exciting! One of the most exciting film finds of the year! BEAUTIFUL THING abounds with attitude, energy, frankness and humor!" - Daphne Davis, MOVIES AND VIDEOS

A Hettie MacDonald Film

BEAUTIFUL THING is set during a long, hot summer on the Thamesmead Estate in Southeast London, where three teenagers edge towards adulthood. Leah has been thrown out of school and spends her days listening religiously to the music of her idol, Mama Cass. Next door lives Jamie, bright but introverted, who skips school and argues with his pub manager mother. Next door to Jamie lives Ste, popular and good-looking, who seeks refuge with Jamie and his mother from the regular beatings inflicted by his drunken father. During one such night, Ste sleeps head to toe in the same bed as Jamie, and gradually they discover their mutual affection and love.

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Opens on October 11th, 1996

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