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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A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair.

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

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

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

    Oct 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.

    Sep 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.

    Sep 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.

    Sep 24, 2015 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Meet The Patels


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 spoilers provided. With a more compelling main character, this film would be a heck of a lot more meaningful.

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