Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Glenne Headly, Linus Roache, and Daniel Gerroll
Running Time: 122 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language
8 out of 10
Moving and marvelous new cross-cultural family saga.
A thoroughly engaging, terrifically moving family story that’s rich in beautifully observed and lovingly conveyed human detail.
An engaging and moving film with a universal story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family.
Nair and her uniformly superb cast take the same tack: The characters are individuals before they are emblems.
It is hard to imagine a better cast or production values so the film should find audiences among sophisticated urban adults.