The Other End of the Line Reviews

July 1, 2016
While ostensibly celebrating global connectivity, this film does so from the perspective of an American audience for whom India is an idea rather than a place.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 7, 2011
March 21, 2009
This example of the cross-cultural romance makes the genre seem hopelessly exhausted.
November 7, 2008
...contrivances to the point of absurdity...
November 4, 2008
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.
November 4, 2008
Superior to a lot of the bigger-budgeted, starrier-cast romantic comedies that come out of Hollywood...but too lightweight and rough around the edges to amount to anything more than a harmless time-waster.
November 3, 2008
The film settles into a pattern of predictable romance interspersed, thanks to the antics of Priya's relations, with broad family farce.
October 31, 2008
A winning Stateside debut for beautiful Indian actress Shriya Saran.
October 31, 2008
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.
October 31, 2008
The movie is like a glass of Sprite that has been left on the counter too long: transparent, sweet and flat.
October 31, 2008
The Other End of the Line isn't always convincing on the romance front. As a comedy about culture clash, however, The Other End of the Line works nicely.
October 31, 2008
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.
October 31, 2008
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.
October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
... a buffet of romantic comedy comfort food: the good old American standbys complemented by bland international dishes.
October 30, 2008
It's not fair to ask that a romantic comedy be entirely realistic — but some level of plausibility would make the jokes go down easier, as would a touch of delicacy in the writing.
October 30, 2008
At a time when our global standing is sinking like a stone, it's comforting to know that, at least on the big screen, we can still land the babes no matter how obnoxious we are.
October 18, 2008
A charming old-fashioned romantic comedy transposed to today's global dating world.