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When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)



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When Harry Tries to Marry is a cross-cultural romantic comedy about a young Indian-born bachelor who lives in New York City. Harry's handsome and charming, but he's cynical about love. He's never really gotten over his parents' divorce -- they were a modern Indian couple who married for love and it didn't last. So to improve his odds of living "happily ever after," Harry decides to have an arranged marriage, and asks his uncle back home in India to assist him in arranging the introduction to an appropriate Indian woman. To the dismay of his parents and friends, Harry finds the perfect girl and embarks on a long-distance courtship. But unexpectedly, Harry's friendship with Theresa, a fun and sexy American student, becomes confusing, appealing -- and maybe a little bit romantic. Once Harry, his friends and the entire wedding party converge in India, Harry's plan to avoid romantic risk becomes a recipe for chaos. Can anyone protect themselves from a broken heart by leaving the passion out of marriage? And, when all is said and done, does Harry really want to? -- (C) 108 Picsmore
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Nayan Padrai, Ralph Stein
On DVD: Oct 17, 2011
Box Office: $38.3k
103 Pics. - Official Site


Rahul Raj
as Harry
Grant Kretchik
as Slick Rick/Game Show...
Micky Makhija
as Commissioner
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Critic Reviews for When Harry Tries to Marry

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

If there's a fresh idea in "When Harry Tries To Marry," I couldn't find it.

Full Review… | April 22, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

Nothing new under the sun, but Padrai spices things up just enough.

Full Review… | April 22, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The larger problems are the usual ones for low-budget romcoms: haphazard plotting, clumsily staged and overly broad comedy and clunky dialogue.

Full Review… | April 21, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Inspires little more than eye-rolling and impatient finger-tapping.

Full Review… | April 21, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

A bright, colorful slab of faux-multiculturalism, When Harry Tries to Marry is a substandard romantic comedy gussied up in Indian drag.

Full Review… | April 19, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

...an egregiously familiar romantic comedy that hews far too closely to the well-worn formula that one has come to associate with films of this ilk.

Full Review… | November 6, 2011
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Audience Reviews for When Harry Tries to Marry


I thought it was going to be good, but then it gives me a shitty ending. I expect very little out of the generic romantic comedy, you just have to follow a simple little formula. Don't tell me what I was expecting at the end of the film and then spit all over it by giving me a crap-tastic version where he tries to "find" himself, that just tells me you were lazy and he learned nothing!

I really liked this movie. It deals with cross-cultural issues of arranged marriages and being Orthodox Jewish, I could relate to it (as did my husband). Check it out when it goes on Netflix or VOD. It's a feel good movie and the soundtrack is quite nice.

jane rosen

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