The Namesake (2006) (C)
Release Date: November 27, 2007.
"Strikingly original, superbly acted and profoundly satisfying."
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal.
Based upon the best-selling novel by Jhumpa Lahiri and brought to the screen by acclaimed director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), this epic family saga "brims with intelligence, compassion, and sensuous delight" (Chicago Tribune). Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) stars as Gogol Ganguli, a suburban teenager caught between his Indian roots and his American birthright. Gogol and his Indian-born parents must somehow strike a balance between age-old traditions and modern day sensibilities as they search for a patch of common ground. An inspirational tale about the ties that bind us all, The Namesake is "marvelous, moving... funny and sexy." (Entertainment Weekly). -- (C) 20th Century Fox, 2006, USA/India.
Starring Kal Penn, Irfan Khan, Tabu.
Directed by Mira Nair.
Based on the novel "The Namesake," written by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Genre/Subject: Drama, International, About Family, Staff Picks, Book Adaptation.
Audio: English, Spanish.
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
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