Joss Barratt
EW Staff
June 18, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Brick Lane

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
102 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/20/08
performer
Tannishtha Chatterjee, Christopher Simpson, Satish Kaushik
director
Sarah Gavron
author
Laura Jones
genre
Drama

We gave it a C+

A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee), leaves behind her small village for East London and an arranged marriage to a man who’s twice her age (Satish Kaushik), only to find herself pining for her native soil and falling in love with somebody else. But director Sarah Gavron, using an adapted screenplay from Monica Ali’s 2003 best-selling novel, says the tale isn’t as sad as it sounds. ”This is a hopeful story of integration of a woman who finds home in a place that for so long has been alien.” (June 20)

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