Americanizing Shelley
Americanizing Shelley (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 5, 2008
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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 clichés falls away.

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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.

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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.

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