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Nina's Heavenly Delights
A woman comes to terms with her sexuality while trying to save the family business in this flavorful romantic comedy. Nina Shah (Shelley Conn) is the daughter of an Indian expatriate family who settled in Glasgow and run an Indian restaurant, the New Taj Mahal. While Nina was always close to her father, when he insisted she wed a man she didn't love as part of an arranged marriage, she left Glasgow and began a new life in London. However, word of her father's passing brings her back to Glasgow to look after her mother and help run the New Taj. Nina learns that the restaurant is deep in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nina's Heavenly Delights hints at better-simmered versions of similar dishes."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This movie's heart is in the right place, which is one way of saying it's terrible."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"offers high production values while telling a conventional tale with several moderately unexpected twists."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"You know a cross-cultural, gender-bending dramedy has issues, when its most memorable moment is a blasphemous, bouncy Bollywood musical finale featuring a female impersonator."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"It's a lovely ideal, and the food dishes are photographed scrumptiously, but the whole thing comes off undercooked."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"A lightweight and sentimental exercise that succeeds at little except maybe inspiring the viewer to go out and find a decent curry."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Parmar's film is light and sweet, comfort food dressed up with a dash of exotic spice."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Time Out New York
"Touches of magic realism indicate we are in an ideal world where love will, if not conquer everything, then pretty much hug it into submission."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Parmar scores pleasant performances across the board...Yet the story is bland, like it's been over-workshopped in a screenwriting class, too polite and too smooth around the edges."
‑ Jay Antani, Boxoffice Magazine
"I wanted to like it, but this new Glasgow-set drama really is weak."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"This combination of melodrama, comedy, music and romance eventually falls under the weight of its endlessly stereotypical characters, dialogue and situations."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A cloying blend of Bollywood sentiment and Amélie whimsy, Nina's Heavenly Delights is a lesbian-foodie fairy tale that keeps its appetites well under control."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"It's ironic how a film whose outcome depends on the difference between technical perfection and perceived, artistic greatness, would itself prove a slave to shallow screenplay mechanics deprived of nuance."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"The novelty value of an east meets west cultural dynamic isn't enough to disguise how late Nina's Heavenly Delights is to the celluloid coming out party."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
"In her feature debut, filmmaker Pratibha Parmar falls back on every cliché she's supposedly trying to undermine."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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