An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it. Written by
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Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
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Demetrius' father, Williben, works as a server at a restaurant in their hometown of Greenwood, Mississippi. The location used to shoot the restaurant scenes was Lusco's, a real restaurant that has been a Greenwood institution since it was opened in 1933 by Italian immigrants. The restaurant's appearance is distinguished by its individual, curtained-off private dining booths, which are visible in the movie. As of 2006, the restaurant was still running. See more
On the map during the transition between Uganda and the U.S., Albany and Syracuse are located in Vermont. See more
I'm ashamed of you! I am so ashamed of you!
[referring to Meena's family
Why do you always take their side? I worked hard for this motel and I am *not* running a charity!
Anil, you have become American.
So what? I'm living in America! You don't like it? Then go back to India!
The following appears at the end of the credits: Hakuna Matata "No Problem", in Kiswahili See more
Featured in Wanderlust
Ton Of Joy
Performed by Otis Redding
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