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The Namesake

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The Namesake

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
122 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/09/07
performer:
Irfan Khan, Kal Penn, Jacinda Barrett, Tabu
director:
Mira Nair
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
78140
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

In Mira Nair’s marvelous and moving cross-cultural family saga, a Bengali couple (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) make a home in the New York suburbs. Kal Penn, in a fantastic performance, is their son, whose love-hate, push-pull relationship with his heritage forms the film’s spiritual core. The movie is a bit too episodic, but it will speak to anyone who ever felt pulled in different directions by his own heart.

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