Dude Where's the Party
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Dude Where's the Party
Before leaving India for college in Houston, Hari (Sunil Malhotra) consults an astrologer, who tells him that he'll meet the woman of his dreams there, that her name will begin with a "P," and that she'll fall from the sky. Hari moves in with friends of the family, the Bakshis, and meets Mo (Kal Penn of American Desi), their slacker son. Mo is a fully assimilated ABCD (American Born Confused Desi), and while he's proud to be Indian, he's ashamed of his socially inept FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) "cousin," who wears clashing outfits, puts coconut oil in his hair,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Town mouse/country mouse isn't exactly the freshest conceit, but the poignancy of the identity issues and the freshness of the cultural glimpses push this film through the occasional slow and/or stale parts."
‑ Matt Weitz, Dallas Morning News
"A charming if inconsistent comic essay on assimilation."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Filled with wacky humor and inside jokes that may leave Indian audiences rolling in their seat and average Americans sporting a quizzical look."
‑ Millicent Mayfield, San Francisco Examiner
"Stereotyped characters, lame jokes."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Assembles all the usual stereotypes in one movie."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"This film clearly understands its target audience of first-generation Indian-Americans and has its pleasures to provide."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"The filmmakers joke about situations that will surprise those of us unfamiliar with Indian culture and amuse those who are. Much of the remaining material, however, is trite."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"An amiable city mouse/country mouse story."
‑ Bob Campbell, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Where's the Party, Yaar? is too corny and drawn-out to appeal to crossover audiences but may strike a nerve in Indian communities."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The story bogs a bit and seems to run long, but any movie that has cricket and high-energy Indian numbers can't be all bad."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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