Touch of Pink (2004)



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

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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) arrives in town unexpectedly from Toronto. She also has a secret plan to take him back with her to Canada so he can settle down and find a nice Muslim girl to marry. Touch of Pink premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
R (adult situations/language)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance , Gay & Lesbian
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Kyle MacLachlan
as Cary Grant
Brian George
as Hassan
Veena Sood
as Dolly
Raoul Bhaneja
as Khaled
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Critic Reviews for Touch of Pink

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (23)

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

September 30, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Its plot is hackneyed and banal.

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
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Audience Reviews for Touch of Pink

I've seen movies with this identical plot countless times- and almost all of them were better than this one. The Cary Grant thing was just lame, and it brought down the rest of the movie. There were a few charming scenes throughout, but mostly I just wanted this to end.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

A BEAUTIFUL MOVIE!!! My sister was watching this, and I stopped and sat down to watch. LOVED IT!!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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