The Other End of the Line
The Other End of the Line (2008)

Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya Saran, and Anupam Kher star in director James Dodson's lightweight romantic comedy concerning an employee at an Indian call center who travels to San Francisco to be with the man she has fallen in love with over… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson
Variety

A winning Stateside debut for beautiful Indian actress Shriya Saran.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

By the time the filmmakers have set up all the story lines that will blend for a very long third act, the predictability factor has become all but unbearable.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

This example of the cross-cultural romance makes the genre seem hopelessly exhausted.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The Other End of the Line ends up being a five-minute ad for buyer's insurance instead of an interminable interracial, international, intercultural romantic comedy.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

A feather-light romantic comedy that's laborious when it ought to be effervescent; The Other End of the Line is the latest exchange in an awkward conversation between two film industries.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...contrivances to the point of absurdity...

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The movie is like a glass of Sprite that has been left on the counter too long: transparent, sweet and flat.

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Bob Mondello
NPR.org

It's not fair to ask that a romantic comedy be entirely realistic — but some level of plausibility would make the jokes go down easier, as would a touch of delicacy in the writing.

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

At its simplest level, this is a sweet, if forgettable trifle starring two healthy, bright-eyed young lovers who look great on each other's arm.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
unrealistic and predictable. Not a very good movie.
Deb S
Priya Sethi (Shriya Saran) works in a call centre in Mumbai India belonging to CitiOne Bank as a tech support phone operator putting on a perfect American… More
Nicki Marie
Sweet movie, something a bit different in a romantic comedy. Not overly convincing, I guess, but so nice that I was able to overlook it. Story is that Priya… More
Juli Ryan
This is very predictable and flat.
Dannielle Albert
How cute! A feel-good, funny love story.
Sylvester Kuo
Too predictable, terrible acting from Priya's family. Jesse and Shriya didn't make a good couple at all. It's unbelievable (And racist)

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