My Son the Fanatic
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Parvez is a reserved taxi driver who has spent 25 years in England building a life for himself and his family. Minoo is Parvez's dutiful wife and Farid is Parvez's teenage son, who is consumed with preserving his roots in a multicultural country. The stability of Parvez's home is disrupted when Parvez begins an illicit love affair with a local prostitute, Bettina, and a German business man, Schitz, comes to town and challenges Parvez to live a more free lifestyle. Now, fundamentalism meets Western hedonism over the kitchen table of an Asian family...

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Puri and Griffiths work beautifully together."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The drama vividly conveys how certain brands of religion drive families apart instead of bonding them together."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Australian actress Rachel Griffiths is a knockout as Bettina (real name Sandra) the hooker who finds her own badly needed affection in Parvez."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"My Son the Fanatic, though sometimes funny, shows Kureishi deferring his human-bashing, and presenting an unsuspected warmth and lyricism."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"Powerful drama that takes cultural differences between family members seriously."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"It is so bland and unexciting that it is hard to tell what all the fuss is about."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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