Beautiful Thing

Corrected entry: After Sandra is done hitting Jamie and they're sat on the living room floor Jamie says "Why am I weird?" Sandra tells him "Give it a rest", then he says "Well you said it." She hadn't. In the original play script she does call him weird, but when the script was adapted for film the line must have been left out completely or left on the editing room floor.

Correction: The line must have been modified for emphasising the little tongue-fights between mom and son. After the two have an argument Jamie asks Sandra if he's like his father, to which she replies that he's not (because Jamie's father used to beat Sandra) and he's like her. So Jamie teases her and asks her "how am I weird?"

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Revealing mistake: When Jamie and Sandra are arguing and rolling about on the floor in their lounge, the microphone powerpack on Jamie's back is visible through his t-shirt. (00:32:05)

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Question: I got a few plot questions that I'm wondering if people other than the director can answer.1) Why doesn't Ste want to turn around so Jamie can put the peppermint lotion on his front-side? Maybe because he has an erection and doesn't want Jamie to see? I think the reason he states is not the real one. 2) Why does Sandra look around outside so carefully after Ste went in to give Jamie the hat as a present?3) Why does Sandra break up with Tony?4) Rose sniffs and walks away during the dancing scene at the end of the movie. Does this mean she approves or disapproves?5) What does the on-looking woman whisper during the dancing scene at the end? Any good lip-readers around who know?

Answer: 1) I think it would cross the line into sexual, and at that point they are still friends, nothing more. 2) Because she realizes what's going on, and she doesn't wan't people to gossip. 3) I think it hits a point where her son is more important. Plus Tony becomes a bit obsessive. 4) Rose is holding her head high. It means she is not ashamed. I wouldn't say she approves or disapproves.

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