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This ethnic family sitcom thing is rapidly turning into wearisome cliche, and American Chai doesn't hold a candle to either Beckham or Greek Wedding.
Chai's structure and pacing are disconcertingly slack.
By now, I've seen far too many American indie movies with similar semi-autobiographical subjects.
[It's] difficult to get beyond the overall blandness of American Chai, despite its likable performances and refreshingly naive point of view.
American Chai encourages rueful laughter at stereotypes only an Indian-American would recognize. And the lesson, in the end, is nothing new.
The picture uses humor and a heartfelt conviction to tell a story about discovering your destination in life, but also acknowledging the places, and the people, from whence you came.
The funniest, most unabashadly goofy indie film to come out in quite some time.
Plays like a toddler running along a lumpy field, stumbling every few feet but always getting back up and eventually reaching his destination, unharmed and happy.
Due to some script weaknesses and the casting of the director's brother, the film trails off into inconsequentiality.
Enormously likable first feature from writer-director Anurag Mehta.
The movie is amateurish, but it's a minor treat.
It is too bad that this likable movie isn't more accomplished. The actors try hard but come off too amateurish and awkward.
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