Meet The Patels (2015)

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Critic Consensus: 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

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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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