Ripple Effect
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Philippe Caland directs and stars in this karmic drama about a hip, new age clothing designer from Lebanon who attempts to engineer redemption after realizing that a mistake from his past may have destroyed his entire future. Amer Atrash (Caland) is a first generation immigrant who's perpetually on the verge of the American Dream. But despite his repeated attempts to achieve financial success, it seems that complications always arise at the eleventh hour that set him directly back to square one. Now, after years of struggling, Amer is set to debut a cutting edge clothing line that could… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"Starts with a not-very-original insight and takes too many shortcuts delivering it."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Kudos to writer/director/co-star Philippe Caland for crafting such a refreshingly unpredictable cautionary tale and for coaxing inspired performances from an A-list cast which inludes by Forest Whitaker, Virginia Madsen and Minnie Driver."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Nothing more than an elongated soap opera, sans the self-awareness."
‑ Adam Clement, Boxoffice Magazine
"Several ordinarily banal movies soldered into one amazingly bad one."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"Thank God Whitaker is here to bring a bit of real pathos and ambiguity to his role as the spiritual guide who's gained wisdom through adversity, because without his Oscar-winning chops, this exercise in pop mysticism would have been too painful to bear."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"After a bumpy start, Ripple Effect begins to show why Whitaker, Virginia Madsen and Minnie Driver signed on as executive producers and co-stars."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"I understand Amer is supposed to be going through some sort of spiritual crisis here, but Caland plays him as so self-centered and precious that it's impossible to feel any sympathy for him."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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