Offshore (2009)

Offshore

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Detroit-based filmmaker Diane Cheklich offers an intimate take on an international business trend in this office drama detailing the battle that erupts after an outsourced cubicle dweller is forced to personally train her replacements -- three ambitious young Indians who have been hand-selected to help get a small Indian call center off the ground. Fairfax Furniture CEO Derek Abernathy has a problem -- if he doesn't manage to cut costs quickly, odds are he'll be out of a job before he can blink. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Diana Cheklich, Chetana Kowshik, Diane Cheklich, Peg Bogema
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Big Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Carol Silvers

as Devendra Tiwari

as Derek Abernathy

as Amanda Case
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Critic Reviews for Offshore

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Hampered by a script that veers from infantile to ugly and a director who doesn't know when to say "cut."

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Michigan-based filmmaker Diane Cheklich's insipid, cheapjack dramedy -- about a flagging company's decision to outsource -- isn't potent enough to even be called a lukewarm-button movie.

Full Review… | May 27, 2009
Village Voice
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Has an initially intriguing plot that's quite timely, but ultimately falls flat as a drama, socioeconomic critique and comedy with an unfocused screenplay that's often jejune and contrived.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
NYC Movie Guru

What's cobbled together in Diane Cheklich's harebrained feature is a mishmash of desperate clichés and over-the-top depictions of Americans as vile, lazy recalcitrants who gleek racial epithets after each swig from a cheap beer or an oversized coffee mug.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Boxoffice Magazine

...we get a in depth look into Italian politics. But, you don't need to be familiar with that country's volatile recent years to enjoy a fine piece of filmmaking.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Reeling Reviews

Dark comedy about the effects of outsourcing on an American call center about to lose its jobs to Mumbai. The film offers no pat solutions to a problem that faces workers everywhere, but it does challenge us to think about a system that is involved in a r

Full Review… | May 28, 2009
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