My Son the Fanatic
My Son the Fanatic (1999)

Parvez is a reserved taxi driver who has spent 25 years in England building a life for himself and his family. Minoo is Parvez's dutiful wife and Farid is Parvez's teenage son, who is consumed with preserving his roots in a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 25, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina

Puri and Griffiths work beautifully together.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The drama vividly conveys how certain brands of religion drive families apart instead of bonding them together.

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Urban Cinefile

Australian actress Rachel Griffiths is a knockout as Bettina (real name Sandra) the hooker who finds her own badly needed affection in Parvez.

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Peter Henne
Film Journal International

My Son the Fanatic, though sometimes funny, shows Kureishi deferring his human-bashing, and presenting an unsuspected warmth and lyricism.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Powerful drama that takes cultural differences between family members seriously.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is so bland and unexciting that it is hard to tell what all the fuss is about.

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Dean L
Why is this movie in the category of Comedy? It had some comedic moments borne out of real life situations, but it is far from a comedy. This film deals with… More