Exporting Raymond (2011)
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EXPORTING RAYMOND tells the hilarious journey of Phil Rosenthal, considered an expert in his country having created one of the most popular television shows of all time, who travels to a foreign land to help people who don't seem to want his help. When Rosenthal joins forces with Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Television to recreate "Everybody Loves Raymond" for Russian TV audiences as "Everybody Loves Kostya," he finds himself lost in Moscow, lost in his mission, lost in translation. Rosenthal
Apr 29, 2011 Limited
Aug 2, 2011
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What makes Exporting Raymond more than just a funny sketchbook are its insights into the mutability of comedy.
The culture clash that ensues is so fascinating that Exporting Raymond nearly succeeds despite itself.
If (and only if) you need to know every detail about how the Russian version of "Everybody Loves Raymond" was put together, drop everything to see "Exporting Raymond."
"Exporting Raymond" is interesting, and even enjoyable, precisely because of the Russians, whose lives and work Mr. Rosenthal generously portrays alongside his own neuroses.
There are no grand insights, but in all the fretting and frustration, the filmmaker cracks a window into the new Russian soul, albeit a tiny one.
I mean no disrespect to Rosenthal when I say I laughed louder during the movie than during any episode of his hit TV show.
A charming and interesting real-life cultural mash-up -- a sociocultural bauble which locates reserves of empathy where one might not expect.
One might not think one could derive a worthwhile feature-length documentary from writer-producer Phil Rosenthal's experiences trying to recreate his hit TV series Everybody Loves Raymond in Russia...but one would be wrong. This highly...
Fascinating and entertaining vanity production about adapting the show for Russian TV.
What we get is a cultural standoff, and it's awkward, nonsensical and really funny.
People who never saw (or never much liked) "Everybody Loves Raymond" might not get the specifics. But complaining about people who don't get your jokes? That is universal.
The caricature of the crass American producer who kicks the art out of a production has become a comic cliché, but Phil Rosenthal's documentary Exporting Raymond flips the script.
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