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joefilmone

"Beautiful Thing" (1996)

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I love this movie too. It shows what good things can sometimes come from unpromising situations and environments. The fact that one of the (female) characters is focused on Cass Elliot makes her the perfect choice for the soundtrack and that adds greatly to the feeling of buoyancy and hopefulness. It's a very special film. 

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This is a really good film, one of my favorites of this type (and a 7.8 on IMDb). Scott Neal and Glen Berry as the boys are well cast and come across as authentic. With Ste's abusive father and Jaime's rather inapropriately amourous mother a foundation is built for the boys in their search for affection and companionship. Tameka Empson as Leah the Cass Elliot lip syncing neighbor seems to be both a distraction and some welocemed comic relief... but for sure the Cass Elliot soundtrack is awesome!

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I totally agree about the two actors playing the boys- they come across as real people not yout Hollywood model types.

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