Touch of Pink (2004)



Critic Consensus: Kyle MacLachlan does a very good imitation Cary Grant in this forced and contrived tale.

Movie Info

Canadian writer/director Ian Iqbal Rashid makes his feature film debut with the romantic comedy Touch of Pink. Jimi Mistry plays Alim, an young gay Ismali-Canadian living in a fashionable section of London. He has an active fantasy life involving Kyle MacLachlan, who appears as the charming ghost of Cary Grant. Alim also has an active social life in the real world with his actual boyfriend Giles (Kristen Holden-Ried). His life of leisure is interrupted when his mother Nuru (Suleka Mathew) … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Romance, Art House & International, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Ian Iqbal Rashid
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 11, 2005
Box Office: $0.2M
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Critic Reviews for Touch of Pink

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (27)

There are two crucial bits of miscasting, one bad, one good, both distracting.

Full Review… | September 30, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Its plot is hackneyed and banal.

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

An uncomfortable jumble of Harvey, Bend It Like Beckham and The Birdcage.

September 3, 2004
Detroit News
Top Critic

Much of the problem with Touch of Pink rests with Mistry, whose nice guy appeal registers even less than it did in his previous starring vehicles, The Guru and The Mystic Masseur.

Full Review… | September 3, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

MacLachlan's strong jaw line and his valiant attempt to act so very Cary aren't enough to save this film.

Full Review… | August 13, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

As much as it aspires to mimic the charm of old Cary Grant pictures, Touch of Pink is hardly worthy of comparison to even the least of Grant's films.

Full Review… | August 13, 2004
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Touch of Pink

Enjoyable time filler, Sue Mathew is great fun as the mother.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

What do you get when you're gay AND you come from a culture that ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT ALLOW IT?!?!? You create an imaginary friend who's a lot like a classic movie star from Hollywood's golden age so that he may give you advice as to what to do. This movie is soooo cute. It's basically the same storyline as Bend It Like Beckham, except there's no soccer and the main character in this movie is a gay man who likes playing with a different sort of balls. Alim must hide the fact that he's gay to his mother, a stereotypically conservative Indian woman who is coming to visit him. The comedy that ensues is somewhat predictable but also very funny and endearing. Kyle MacLachlan is superb as the Spirit of Cary Grant and is probably one of his better performances in recent memory! Except for his role in Showgirls, of course! Kidding. Watch this movie. It'll make you laugh-- or at least chuckle and relax.

Rico Zamora

Super Reviewer


My sister was watching this, and I stopped and sat down to watch.


Leo L

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