The Other End of the Line

2008

The Other End of the Line

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35%

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Total Count: 20

50%

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User Ratings: 2,158
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Movie Info

Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya Saran, and Anupam Kher star in director James Dodson's lightweight romantic comedy concerning an employee at an Indian call center who travels to San Francisco to be with the man she has fallen in love with over the telephone.

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Cast

Jesse Metcalfe
as Granger Woodruff
Anupam Kher
as Priya's Father
Austin Basis
as Charlie
Larry Miller
as Kit Hawksin
Sara Foster
as Emory Banks

Critic Reviews for The Other End of the Line

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

  • At its simplest level, this is a sweet, if forgettable trifle starring two healthy, bright-eyed young lovers who look great on each other's arm.

    Nov 4, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
  • A winning Stateside debut for beautiful Indian actress Shriya Saran.

    Oct 31, 2008

    John Anderson

    Variety
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  • The Other End of the Line ends up being a five-minute ad for buyer's insurance instead of an interminable interracial, international, intercultural romantic comedy.

    Oct 31, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie is like a glass of Sprite that has been left on the counter too long: transparent, sweet and flat.

    Oct 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/4
  • By the time the filmmakers have set up all the story lines that will blend for a very long third act, the predictability factor has become all but unbearable.

    Oct 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/4
  • A feather-light romantic comedy that's laborious when it ought to be effervescent; The Other End of the Line is the latest exchange in an awkward conversation between two film industries.

    Oct 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for The Other End of the Line

  • Feb 06, 2014
    unrealistic and predictable. Not a very good movie.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2013
    This is very predictable and flat.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2012
    Too predictable, terrible acting from Priya's family. Jesse and Shriya didn't make a good couple at all. It's unbelievable (And racist)
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2011
    Sweet movie, something a bit different in a romantic comedy. Not overly convincing, I guess, but so nice that I was able to overlook it. Story is that Priya works in call centre in India for an American bank. To avoid getting abused, the staff there pretend to be American and that's how she starts talking to Granger, after he has had some fraud on his credit card. In all honesty, Granger is pretty shallow and seems to be a womaniser, so that part didn't really work for me, as I didn't see what beautiful, smart Priya would see in him, really. Pretending to be an American called Jennifer, Granger becomes attracted to her too and asks if they can meet. The obstacle here is, not only is Priya in India, but she is also due to have an arranged marriage. I liked this enough to suspend my disbelief at the whole situation. Sweet.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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