The Other End of the Line (2008)

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Movie Info

Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya Saran, and Anupam Kher star in director James Dodson's lightweight romantic comedy concerning an employee at an Indian call center who travels to San Francisco to be with the man she has fallen in love with over the telephone.

Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive material)
Genre: Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Tracey Jackson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 31, 2009
Box Office: $59.1k
Runtime:
Blue Sky Media

Cast


as Granger Woodruff

as Priya's Father

as Charlie

as Kit Hawksin

as Emory Banks

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Critic Reviews for The Other End of the Line

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

A winning Stateside debut for beautiful Indian actress Shriya Saran.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

The Other End of the Line ends up being a five-minute ad for buyer's insurance instead of an interminable interracial, international, intercultural romantic comedy.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The movie is like a glass of Sprite that has been left on the counter too long: transparent, sweet and flat.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Globe and Mail
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By the time the filmmakers have set up all the story lines that will blend for a very long third act, the predictability factor has become all but unbearable.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Seattle Times
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A feather-light romantic comedy that's laborious when it ought to be effervescent; The Other End of the Line is the latest exchange in an awkward conversation between two film industries.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Toronto Star
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It's not fair to ask that a romantic comedy be entirely realistic — but some level of plausibility would make the jokes go down easier, as would a touch of delicacy in the writing.

Full Review… | October 30, 2008
NPR.org
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Audience Reviews for The Other End of the Line

½

unrealistic and predictable. Not a very good movie.

Redlats
Red Lats

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½

Sweet movie, something a bit different in a romantic comedy. Not overly convincing, I guess, but so nice that I was able to overlook it.
Story is that Priya works in call centre in India for an American bank. To avoid getting abused, the staff there pretend to be American and that's how she starts talking to Granger, after he has had some fraud on his credit card. In all honesty, Granger is pretty shallow and seems to be a womaniser, so that part didn't really work for me, as I didn't see what beautiful, smart Priya would see in him, really. Pretending to be an American called Jennifer, Granger becomes attracted to her too and asks if they can meet. The obstacle here is, not only is Priya in India, but she is also due to have an arranged marriage.
I liked this enough to suspend my disbelief at the whole situation. Sweet.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

How cute! A feel-good, funny love story.

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Dannielle Albert

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