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Movie Review: Touch of Pink

Published October 8, 2004 12:05 am

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Rated R for sexual content and brief language; 92 minutes; opening today at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.

Kyle MacLachlan's robust impersonation of Cary Grant is good for a laugh, but its overuse is just one of the crimes against this joyless cross-cultural gay romance. Cary serves as imaginary friend to Alim (Jimi Mistry), an Ismaili-Canadian in London who can't tell his traditional mom, Nuru (Suleka Mathew), about his Brit boyfriend Giles (Kristen Holden-Ried). Mistry, a gifted comic seen in "Ella Enchanted," is saddled with such a sad-sack character that the movie only feels alive when he's gone - as when Giles takes Nuru sight-seeing around London. Writer-director Ian Iqbal Rashid invokes old-movie nostalgia, but it's unlikely anyone will be pining to relive this magic-free movie.