Meet the Patels

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Meet the Patels works on multiple levels, offering an affably entertaining documentary about one man looking for love while posing thoughtful questions about cultural assimilation and modern romance.

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Filmmaker Geeta V. Patel follows her brother, Indian-American actor Ravi V. Patel, as he embarks on a quest to find a wife and make his family happy.

Cast & Crew

Janet Fries Eckholm
Producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Executive Producer
Dan Cogan
Executive Producer
Vijay Vaidyanathan
Executive Producer
Vasant K. Patel
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Niraj Bhatia
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Geeta Patel
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Critic Reviews for Meet The Patels

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (45) | Rotten (7)

  • This highly personal and lighthearted documentary gives some social context but never dives deep on the potentially devastating cultural divide it is exploring.

    October 16, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] gently humourous doc.

    October 15, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] charming, if completely obvious, documentary.

    October 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately a touching, funny documentary about family and cultural forces putting pressure on a first-generation Indian-American man to do what should come naturally: find love and a life partner.

    September 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • We enjoy Ravi's search for suitable mates, and we like his family. In the end, they just want each other to be happy - and that's all that matters.

    September 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Meet the Patels ends up being much more than a movie about a guy going out on dates. It's about shifting identities, parental expectations and trying to hold on to a life raft of tradition in a swirling sea of change. And it's pretty funny, too.

    September 24, 2015 | Rating: 4/5

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  • Oct 15, 2015
    An interesting look at the world of modern arranged marriages featuring a real doofus who finally realizes at the end of the film what the viewer knows from the start..no spoilers provided. With a more compelling main character, this film would be a heck of a lot more meaningful.
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