Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Ayesha Dharker, Josh Hamilton, Larry Pine, Asif Basra, Matt Smith
Director: John Jeffcoat
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
Todd Anderson (Josh Hamilton-Kicking and Screaming, The Bourne Identity) gets the bad news from his boss: his job has been outsourced. Adding insult to injury, Todd must travel to India to train his own replacement. Throug... more »
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Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX
Reviewed on 8/24/2011...
This is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a while.
The writting and direction are both excellent. The delivery of the jokes is simply priceless. The acting really sells the film, and does a great job of demonstrating culture shock, and dealing with a very hard subject in a light hearted fashion.
This is a film that is bound to be around for quite some time, I am not sure I will watch it again, but it was funny enough the first time to hurt my stomach muscles the next day.
This movie is a gem overall.
A nice primer for an American traveling to India
Jason | Santa Clara, CA United States | 09/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is an entertaining, light-hearted, and honest look at India from an American perspective.
I visited India (New Delhi) three times this summer (and counting..) for business projects, and I was able to watch this movie twice during the course of my flights. With each viewing I smiled and laughed at the way the American characters adapted after their first few "transition" days in India, and how the Indian characters earnestly tried to make them feel welcome.
As a previous reviewer mentioned, the movie doesn't mention the grittier side of India, such as the huge slum bordering the Mumbai (Bombay) airport, or the muddy, pot-holed, trash-filled streets and sidewalks of every town. However, it does shows the predominantly sweet nature of the Indian people which IMO is one of an India traveler's best rewards.
Aside, if you are planning to travel to India for the first time, take anti-malaria pills with you, a couple rolls of your favorite toilet paper, a phone that works in the 091 country code, and an openness of different cultures. Also, sit in the back seat of your hired car, because the view out the front will be like a widescreen viewing of the craziest "close-but-no-contact demolition derby" you've ever seen. Most, but not all, of these points are implied in the movie.
I recommend watching this movie after your trip, you will probably appreciate the movie more than if you watch it before. If you watch it before your trip, make sure you watch it again when you get back!"
Really Good Movie
Truth Speaker | St. Louis, MO United States | 06/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is not your typical Bollywood although it is set in India. A sweet and insightful film, it looks at the impact of outsourcing, not just on Americans but others also as we continue our "race to the bottom" economically speaking. In addition the ethnic differences are dealt with humorously but make a point about how much we in the U.S. don't understand other cultures and how enriching it can be to open ourselves up. Throw in a love story (not a chick flick, though), a "hero" that is just an ordinary guy, along with the great location - both beautiful and painful to see at times (the conditions of the "lower" castes)- and the movie is very compelling. I just loved it. Not a "great" as in a "big" movie, but great in the way that a small, quiet yet powerful film is."
Wow, what an unexpected find!
Helen S. Lam | 10/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a great find! This is a charming comedy that mixes cross-cultural faux pas with romance. India offers a rich canvas for this original plot. Some scenes were so funny and memorable that we replayed them after watching the film. They were still funny the second time around. I highly recommend this film that will please both men and women."