Americanizing Shelley
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Americanizing Shelley
Hollywood meets Bollywood in director Lorraine Senna's Pygmalion-like tale of a Tinseltown hanger-on who attempts to transform a Himalayan village belle into an A-list American celebrity. Having recently arrived in America to discover the man she was arranged to marry is far from the man of her dreams, Himalayan girl Shalini (Namrata Singh Gujral) sets out to seek her fortune in a foreign land where anything seems possible. Little does Shalini realize that southern-bred west-coast import Rob (Brad Raider) is attempting to make a name for himself in show-business, and has recently been… More
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"Americanizing Shelley isn't original, or the least bit believable, but it's so lovingly made that one's usual resistance to such clichés falls away."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"A Punjabi Pygmalion, director Lorraine Senna's Americanizing Shelley is a sweet-natured, often charming twist on the assimilation comedy."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"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."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
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