Sept. 20, 2023: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Director: Shekhar Kapur
United Kingdom 2022
English and Urdu; 108 minutes
Rated: PG-13 for strong language including a sexual reference, some suggestive material, and brief drug material
Zoe (Lily James), a filmmaker, and Kazim (Shazad Latif), a doctor, grew up next door to each other but in vastly different worlds. When Kaz opts to seek an arranged marriage, his decision perplexes Zoe but provides her with an idea for her next documentary. She sets out, camera in hand, to follow Kaz on his journey, trying to comprehend the allure of arranged marriage while examining her own pattern of disastrous liaisons. Striking a rare balance between respect for custom and belief in the power of romance, What’s Love Got To Do With It poses tough questions to believers in both camps while taking a zigzag voyage toward that magic moment where autonomy and matrimony intersect.
A charming cross-cultural comedy that can be ranked alongside British classics like Bend It Like Beckham, and has the confidence of a Richard Curtis classic. Jessie Thompson, Independent (UK)
The Academy Award-winner’s skillful steering of characters allows the movie to showcase a diverse milieu rather than become a narrow East versus West portrayal. Savita Patel, San Francisco Chronicle
Gives both heart and funny bone the attention they deserve. Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter