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      Americanizing Shelley

      PG 2007 1 hr. 30 min. Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 25% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Hollywood meets Bollywood when a young man (Brad Raider) tries to teach an Indian emigrant (Namrata Singh Gujral) about American culture. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member An American talent agent on the rise is given a chance to get his revenge on the man he worked for by turning his arranged wife into a smasher star in the making. Obnoxious comedy based on the usual story that turns an ugly woman into a knocker by untying her hair and taking off her glasses; some terrible racial stereotypes are thrown in the mix. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This film has offended me on so many levels, it is amazing! The only thing mildly good about the film is that Gujral looks beautiful on screen, but that is hardly any saving grace when I found out that she was also the writer! To start of, the filmmakers conveniently assume that the audience has no clue what so ever about India and her culture, ancient or contemporary. The filmmakers are able to trivialize every aspect of Indian culture they reference. In this global world with so much interaction between countries and cultures it is appalling to see such trivialization of Indian culture. It is hard to believe that Indians were associated with this film, this film is able to show Indians in a worser light than what Peter Sellers was able to do with his fake Indian accent. The story, direction and acting in this film is awful. Its amazing that the film was even released. i hope Gujral does not ever write a script, at least nothing that even remotely deals with India. Just an awful film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member the ole fish out water tale is redeaux with the fish called shelley (sorry couldn't resist the puns) with an indian girl in the USA-hollywood usa 2b exact! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I just wacthed this Movie to see Red Hot Curry !! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member was really an adorable movie ... would love to see again. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Compared to all the other crap I've been watching lately, this was actully a step in the right direction. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Anderson Variety A Punjabi Pygmalion, director Lorraine Senna's Americanizing Shelley is a sweet-natured, often charming twist on the assimilation comedy. May 5, 2007 Full Review Ann Hornaday Washington Post With its tired reworking of Pygmalion and stiff, amateurish staging, Americanizing Shelley is clearly all about one thing: Gujral. She's cute, but by the end of this ego trip, she's more insufferable than adorable. May 4, 2007 Full Review Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly Americanizing Shelley isn't original, or the least bit believable, but it's so lovingly made that one's usual resistance to such clichs falls away. Jun 13, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Hollywood meets Bollywood when a young man (Brad Raider) tries to teach an Indian emigrant (Namrata Singh Gujral) about American culture.
      Director
      Lorraine Senna
      Executive Producer
      Joe Cooper, Natasha Gill
      Screenwriter
      Namrata Singh Gujral, J.C. Walter
      Production Co
      UniGlobe Entertainment, American Pride Films Group
      Rating
      PG (Sensuality|Some Language)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 22, 2019
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