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October 2, 2003
Feels cramped and constrained at just about every level.
September 26, 2003
Mehta's hybrid is strangely clumsy, given that she's an experienced filmmaker familiar with both Hollywood and Bollywood conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2003
A disappointingly shallow and not terribly funny romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 24, 2003
Just another formula romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
September 23, 2003
Like a bad sitcom version of My Big Fat Indian Wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 23, 2003
A film without a nation, without any comic grace, and often without even the slimmest technical efficiency.
September 16, 2003
Judging a genre totally foreign to one's sensibilities is difficult and unfair, especially when the acting is amateurish, the humor forced, and the dialogue painfully flat.
September 12, 2003
Deepa Mehta's feisty, featherweight romantic comedy makes the case that even the most flamboyant cinematic conventions are as universal as they are exotic, especially when they conspire to produce that glow of happily ever after.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 10, 2003
Despite an apparently tight budget, this Canadian-Indian charmer is an effective feel-good comedy about overcoming cultural inhibitions.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 5, 2003
It's not that it was too much of a stretch for [Mehta] to attempt this kind of cheerful domesticated fare, it's more that she didn't stretch obvious strengths far enough.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2003
This isn't either 'Bollywood' or 'Hollywood' as much as 'Follywood.'
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 26, 2003
Much hilarity, joyful song and dance numbers and a surprisingly touching love story.
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April 28, 2003
Just charming enough to avoid being entirely annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 11, 2003
It's clear that Mehta simply wanted to update her beloved genre for the thousands of Indians who fancy themselves too sophisticated for the cheese-laced spectacles that pack 'em in on the subcontinent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 11, 2003
Despite cramming in numerous clichés, Mehta still manages to put a fresh and funny spin on the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2002
Mehta expertly fashions a fascinating hybrid that is sure to delight audiences with its good-natured and well-timed humor, and its unabashed refusal to take itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2002
Deepa Mehta provides an accessible introduction as well as some intelligent observations on the success of Bollywood in the Western world.
October 30, 2002
A tasty masala.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2002
A movie that tries to fuse the two 'woods' but winds up a Bolly-Holly masala mess.
October 29, 2002
While Bollywood/Hollywood will undoubtedly provide its keenest pleasures to those familiar with Bombay musicals, it also has plenty for those (like me) who aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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