Missy Schwartz
January 07, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

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 an B-

Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee) was just a teen when she left Bangladesh for an arranged marriage in London. The frequent flashbacks to her idyllic youth?frolicking in fields, splashing around in the rain — tell us how much she misses home. But there’s little else to indicate an inner life. And Brick Lane‘s story, adapted from Monica Ali’s 2003 novel, feels bloodless. EXTRAS Commentary, cast ? interviews, and deleted scenes, including another flashback called — of course! — ”Children running through village.” B?

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