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The Other End of the Line
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 the telephone.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

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"A winning Stateside debut for beautiful Indian actress Shriya Saran."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"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."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"This example of the cross-cultural romance makes the genre seem hopelessly exhausted."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Superior to a lot of the bigger-budgeted, starrier-cast romantic comedies that come out of Hollywood...but too lightweight and rough around the edges to amount to anything more than a harmless time-waster."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"... a buffet of romantic comedy comfort food: the good old American standbys complemented by bland international dishes."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Jason Anderson, Toronto Star
"...contrivances to the point of absurdity..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The film settles into a pattern of predictable romance interspersed, thanks to the antics of Priya's relations, with broad family farce."
‑ John Hazelton, Screen International
"The movie is like a glass of Sprite that has been left on the counter too long: transparent, sweet and flat."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"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."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
"The Other End of the Line isn't always convincing on the romance front. As a comedy about culture clash, however, The Other End of the Line works nicely."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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