I can’t even pretend to be objective about this movie because:
- As a teenager, I partially built my identity around corny dad music
- I also had a spiritual experience with Bruce Springsteen’s music, and know his discography inside and out
- I am a sucker for well-made, music-driven, cheerful cinema
So take whatever rating you see posted on this page and take it with a strong grain of salt.
If I were trying to identify flaws (which I’m not), I’d probably point out that the white best friend character serves no purpose, and some of the musical cues are perhaps too on the nose.
I hope Viveik Kalra becomes a star; his demeanor and face are so wholesome and lovable.
Very Good (6/8)
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