Touch of Pink
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are two crucial bits of miscasting, one bad, one good, both distracting."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"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."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A mildly amusing gay comedy, with the only novel point of Cary Grant serving as a spiritual mentor; the rest is formula."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Rashid struggles with tone and pacing ... but his characters are so vivid and the romance so sweet that we forgive him."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A too-familiar tale."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Its plot is hackneyed and banal."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"MacLachlan's strong jaw line and his valiant attempt to act so very Cary aren't enough to save this film."
‑ Jen Chaney, Washington Post
"...more self-congratulatory than genuinely edgy, and the best reason to see it is MacLachlan's tidy impersonation."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A cute, ineffectual film that breaks absolutely no new ground but enjoys itself as it skips down the familiar paths."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"A gay romantic comedy so coyly inoffensive that it becomes offensive in its inoffensiveness."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"An uncomfortable jumble of Harvey, Bend It Like Beckham and The Birdcage."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Peter Debruge, Miami Herald
"[It's] a blend of trite plot points and obnoxious characters, held together by the notion that you should be watching something else instead."
‑ David Cornelius,
"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."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"While MacLachlan captures Grant's regal confidence, his overenunciation and hammy gestures lean more into caricature than imitation."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
More reviews for Touch of Pink on Rotten Tomatoes