Sep 9, 2008
An indie crowd pleaser with a timely message, Outsourced is a kind of globalization lite romantic comedy, simultaneously touching on some fairly grim issues with a soft focus lens.
Sep 5, 2008
Sending jobs overseas, a hot-button issue for some Americans, gets gentle, good-natured treatment in Outsourced.
Aug 29, 2008
In the hands of a lesser director, the secondary characters, including Todd's matronly Indian landlady, might have been mere caricatures. Smart production design and camerawork enhance the sense of authenticity.
Aug 29, 2008
A frothy romantic comedy that makes a serious point about the arrogance of treating human beings from around the world as interchangeable economic units.
Aug 29, 2008
A sweet if predictable variation on the premise of the ugly American, redeemed by Hamiton's dry performance, some nice comic turns by the Indian supporting cast, and a droll script by Jeffcoat and George Wing.
Jul 29, 2008
Outsourced left me satisfied if not exactly charged up; this romantic, fish-out-of-water comedy is an effective piece of entertainment.
Jul 17, 2008
No, it's not your meet-cute Reese Witherspoon/Kate Hudson rom-com, but if you're looking for a humble movie with a lot of genuine heart, Outsourced has more than enough to go around.
Dec 14, 2007
Jeffcoat handles the ostensible cultural differences gingerly. The movie's approach to globalism is to play everything small and keep everybody human.
Nov 12, 2007
...even if we aren't pumping our fists in the air, we're rooting for the characters with an agreeable 'namaste' vibe that feels earned rather than forced upon us.
Oct 27, 2007
A charming film about preconceptions, culture clash and love, Outsourced gives us a fresh perspective on overseas call centres.
Oct 15, 2007
Mixing astute cultural observation, character-driven comedy and a little romance, John Jeffcoat's Outsourced is a delightful look at how easily jobs can be cut and sent elsewhere.
Oct 13, 2007
An indie charmer that may become the sleeper of Seattle.
Oct 6, 2007
Its head may be in the sand, but Outsourced is a good-spirited idyll, an escape from reality, naive to a fault, and all but unconcerned with the troubles of the world but almost - almost - convincing in its innocence.
Sep 30, 2007
Based on a script by George Wing ("50 First Dates"), co-writer/director John Jeffcoat's struggles with timing and tone are the main drawbacks to this mini cinematic vacation to Mumbai, Bombay.