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Outsourced (2007)



Critic Consensus: Outsourced is a charming and lighthearted comedy that appeals because of its timeliness and strong cast of likeable characters.

Movie Info

When the 32-year-old manager of a Seattle customer call center receives word that his entire Order Fulfillment department is about to be outsourced to India, his initial anger gives way to a newfound sense of wonder as he travels to Mumbai to train his replacement. Todd (Josh Hamilton) is facing unemployment, but in the meantime he has accepted a temporary job to travel to India and ensure the company's transition is a smooth one. Though at first nonplussed by his unfamiliar new surroundings, Todd is subsequently disarmed by the friendliness of his likeable replacement, Puro (Asif Basra), and charmed by co-worker Asha's (Ayesha Dharker) offer to better familiarize the newcomer with the people and customs of India. As Todd begins to sow the seeds of productivity among his amiable new employees and gains the ability to look past their cultural differences, an overnight business trip that lands Todd and Asha together at a Kamasutra Hotel threatens to complicate the endeavor in ways that the outsourced American never anticipated.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Wing, John Jeffcoat
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2008
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Josh Hamilton
as Todd Anderson
Asif Basra
as Purohit N .Virajnari...
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Critic Reviews for Outsourced

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (17)

In the hands of a lesser director, the secondary characters, including Todd's matronly Indian landlady, might have been mere caricatures. Smart production design and camerawork enhance the sense of authenticity.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A frothy romantic comedy that makes a serious point about the arrogance of treating human beings from around the world as interchangeable economic units.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A sweet if predictable variation on the premise of the ugly American, redeemed by Hamiton's dry performance, some nice comic turns by the Indian supporting cast, and a droll script by Jeffcoat and George Wing.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Jeffcoat handles the ostensible cultural differences gingerly. The movie's approach to globalism is to play everything small and keep everybody human.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

...even if we aren't pumping our fists in the air, we're rooting for the characters with an agreeable 'namaste' vibe that feels earned rather than forced upon us.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
Top Critic

[A] smart and charming romantic comedy.

Full Review… | October 4, 2007
Christian Science Monitor
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Audience Reviews for Outsourced


Not bad. I liked the setting in India, although I have to admit, it doesn't make me want to go there! Not glamourous at all, although some of it is pretty.
I have only seen one episode of the sit com based on it, so I can't really comment on if this is better or not (I honestly can't remember a lot about the episode). It is a similar story to The Other End of the Line, which I also watched quite recently. I think this one is a little more realistic, while that one was more romantic, but both good stories. I found this quite funny in places as well. Worth a watch.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Todd: Your name is Manmeet?

A few years before the now popular NBC show, Outsourced, it was first an indie movie. In this post I will compare and decide which is better. Let's start with the TV show. In my opinion, the show is hilarious and features very likable characters. Not only does the show teach you about Indian culture, it also mocks it. Some different characters were added to the show who were not in the movie (The Australian girl, Guupta...).The movie, while has it's differences, is very similar to the show. All of the characters names remain the same, and the Todd-Asha relationship goes on. The big difference between them is that the movie was full of heart and soul and the show is... well a bunch of fart jokes and gags, which I like! But if I had to choose than I'd favor the film over the TV show.

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Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

I can see why this concept inspired a sitcom - very funny! A lot of over-the-top stereotypes, but funny none the less. A different romantic comedy that makes you laugh more than think about the romance!

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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