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Two Worlds. One Journey.
American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
A charming and emotional tale of parents and names. Being named Rocco (in Michigan), I used to want to change my own name as a kid. Watching this movie, I experienced a torrent of memories from when I was picked on for my name and wanted to switch it up. Later, I grew proud of my name.
The film is expertly acted by almost everyone. Almost...
I saw MONSOON WEDDING and sorta-liked it. Director Mira Nair seemed to be obsessed with every little detail of an Indian family's wedding, so much that it soon became irritating. But here, Nair has the characters travel from India to America, and so the storytelling style slows down enough for you to take it all in. I think this is easily Nair's best film to date, as well as star Kal Penn's. Story follows a couple who move to New York, but you don't get the clichéd culture shock stuff. Here, it's more of an original take on what the impact means for them internally. And the years fly by. Kal Penn is the grown son who appears before the…
Where was I? Why I watched it so late?
Namesake : so many things in one word.
Mira Nair brings Jhumpa Lahiri’s popular novel to the big screen with flair and elegance. It’s a rich and beautiful film about family loyalty and sticking to one’s heritage. The actors all around are wonderful, including Kal Penn (ages away from Kumar) and the superb Irfan Kahn as the loving patriarch of the Ganguli clan. “The Namesake” is an episodic drama spanning decades of traditions and cultural changes, and the resulting movie is as warm-hearted as anything I’ve seen all year.
Sweet. Emotions displayed by not displaying them, feelings shown without showing anything. Beautiful and fun. Very Indian and yet, not too much of it.
"The Namesake" is an admirable film, and it offers an interesting glimpse into Indian culture, but it feels too much like what it is -- an adaptation from a novel. I haven't even read the book version, but even I could tell that the movie was racing to touch on all the major plot points, and sacrificing along the way all the nuances and subtleties that I have no doubt were in the written version.
The film tells the story of the only son of an immigrant Indian couple who grows up American and doesn't learn to appreciate his heritage until a momentous life event teaches him a valuable lesson. In the hands of Mira Nair, who has made some…
how much I like it (50): 36
how good it is (50): 37
overall (100): 73
Multi-generational story based on Jhumpa Lahiri novel. The parents get the most attention and are played with wonderful understated performances by Bollywood actors. The younger generation's story is less successful. Even at just over 2 hours, the last half of the movie seems quite rushed.
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Me sentí indentificadísimo con el protagonista.
Es de esas películas que te causa al final esa tristeza que es cálida, que te hace sentir vivo.
This was well acted, but it was also too long and at times felt like a made for TV movie.
It's pacing was kind of off to me how it would skip through to certain times in the life of this family.
I really enjoy Barrett as an actress and felt her character got the raw deal here.
Okay for a one time watch, but not sure it'd have any replay value.
Probably, one of the better Mira bait films. An excellence performance by Irfan khan, and a better one by Kal Penn whom truly showed his range.
Great job by Kal Penn, and no White Castle in sight.
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