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When the 32-year-old manager of a Seattle customer call center receives word that his entire Order Fulfillment department is about to be outsourced to India, his initial anger gives way to a newfound sense of wonder as he travels to Mumbai to train his replacement. Todd (Josh Hamilton) is facing unemployment, but in the meantime he has accepted a temporary job to travel to India and ensure the company's transition is a smooth one. Though at first nonplussed by his unfamiliar new surroundings, Todd is subsequently disarmed by the friendliness of his likeable replacement, Puro (Asif Basra),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the hands of a lesser director, the secondary characters, including Todd's matronly Indian landlady, might have been mere caricatures. Smart production design and camerawork enhance the sense of authenticity."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Picture Office Space, but shot in Mumbai and not funny."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"An indie crowd pleaser with a timely message, Outsourced is a kind of globalization lite romantic comedy, simultaneously touching on some fairly grim issues with a soft focus lens."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Outsourced left me satisfied if not exactly charged up; this romantic, fish-out-of-water comedy is an effective piece of entertainment."
‑ Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com
"Mixing astute cultural observation, character-driven comedy and a little romance, John Jeffcoat's Outsourced is a delightful look at how easily jobs can be cut and sent elsewhere."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"A frothy romantic comedy that makes a serious point about the arrogance of treating human beings from around the world as interchangeable economic units."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Jeffcoat handles the ostensible cultural differences gingerly. The movie's approach to globalism is to play everything small and keep everybody human."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Sending jobs overseas, a hot-button issue for some Americans, gets gentle, good-natured treatment in Outsourced."
‑ Michele Kenner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"No, it's not your meet-cute Reese Witherspoon/Kate Hudson rom-com, but if you're looking for a humble movie with a lot of genuine heart, Outsourced has more than enough to go around."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"An indie charmer that may become the sleeper of Seattle."
‑ Susan Tavernetti, Palo Alto Weekly
"A sweet if predictable variation on the premise of the ugly American, redeemed by Hamiton's dry performance, some nice comic turns by the Indian supporting cast, and a droll script by Jeffcoat and George Wing."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"...even if we aren't pumping our fists in the air, we're rooting for the characters with an agreeable 'namaste' vibe that feels earned rather than forced upon us."
‑ Mark Bourne, Film.com
"In cheese terms, it's pretty mild."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"A charming film about preconceptions, culture clash and love, Outsourced gives us a fresh perspective on overseas call centres."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"A smart, low-key charmer."
‑ Timothy Knight, Reel.com
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