Blinded by the Light ★★★★½

I don’t think I can remember the last time that a movie embraced an unabashed sense of cheesiness and sentimentality while also being one of the most genuinely heartfelt, timely and beautiful “musicals” I’ve seen in a while.

Despite being from a very different background than the main character, everything about this rang so true to me because of how I related to that sense of discovery. I had always heard Bruce Springsteen, but I’d never really listened to him until Thunder Road came out last year, and that sent me into an incredibly long and still lasting Bruce Springsteen phase. 

The way this film captures what it’s like to truly be inspired by an artist, and learning to go your own way in the world is really inspiring and beautiful. Honestly, even if you’re not a Bruce fan, which I know a lot of people might not be, give this a shot. It might give you a perspective as to why people relate to and love his music so much.

Long live The Boss!

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