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We'll be running a review at Past the Popcorn this Friday. Our reviewer liked it a lot -- says it's one of his favorite movies of the year. He spends a lot of time in India and says it really captures the culture clash issues perfectly.

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Consulting Editor, Hollywood Jesus

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It played last week in NY, and I was going to try to go see it because of all the good reviews, but I ended up getting a cold the day I wanted to go, and that turned out to be the last day. I opted to rest. So, it's out of New York City now-not surprising, because the theatre it showed at tends to nix their movies after a week or two. It got a good review with Ebert, too: Roger Ebert's review of "Outsourced"

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I found this to be a delightful film. It's a classic "fish out of water" tale of an American trying to come to grips with a totally different culture. But what makes it work is the likeability of the characters.

And I got a kick out of the scene showing the Holi festival, after watching the same thing featured on The Amazing Race. But I'm glad there was a lot less whining about it in the film.

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I found this to be a delightful film. It's a classic "fish out of water" tale of an American trying to come to grips with a totally different culture. But what makes it work is the likeability of the characters.

And I got a kick out of the scene showing the Holi festival, after watching the same thing featured on The Amazing Race. But I'm glad there was a lot less whining about it in the film.

Pleased to find we have a thread, albeit a short one, on this movie, which was indeed quite entertaining and a bit thought-provoking as well on questions of globalism, world economy, crossing cultural borders, etc.--Stefan Ulstein talks a bit about it near the end of this podcast. Good point about the Holi festival. The DVD is available from Netflix, and the movie seems to be still working its way around indie theaters and festivals, according to the film's blog.

The script co-writer, George Wing, also wrote 50 First Dates, which I believe was well-received by several A&F'ers.

There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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