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Americanizing Shelley (2007)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  October 2008 (Germany)
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A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.

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Shalini Singh / Shelley Picante
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Robert 'Rob' Shorwell
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Blaine / Parminder 'Pammy' Brar
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Neil 'Neelu' Brar
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Nicole
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Kirat J. Singh
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Jaspal Singh
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Littly J. Singh
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Happy J. Singh (as Tony Yalda)
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Georgina
Robert M. Rey ...
Elastic Surgeon
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Punjabi-speaking Shalini Singh lives a middle-classed lifestyle in the Himalayan region in India along with her mom, Kirat; dad, Jaspal; brother, Happy; and sister, Littly, and was engaged to Neil Brar as a child. Years later Neil re-locates to the United States of America, and there is no contact between him and the Singh family but Shalini hopes to marry and live with him eventually. When pressure is applied on her due to Littly's future marriage, she travels to California, where Neil is reportedly employed with Can'tAct Celebrity Management, an agency that represents Hollywood artistes. To her shock she finds him in the arms of a blonde named Nicole, and he refuses to have to do anything with her, leave alone marry her. She is then befriended by Robert Shorwell, a Caucasian male and co-worker of Neil, who offers to Americanize her so that she can win back Neil (but also to win the bet with his boos Beau Bridges who plays Gary Gordon), to which Shalini agrees but writes to her ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated PG for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,450 (USA) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

$126,403 (USA) (25 May 2007)
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Neil Brar: You speak Spanish?
Shalini Singh: Y Tu Mama Tambien.
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Pretty good if you're looking for something light and fun
8 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When we rented this film, we had no clue or expectation from this movie as I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. But being a fan of Bollywood Lite, I thought I'd give it a shot, as I enjoyed The Guru and Bride and Prejudice. But the next couple of hours turned out to be such a fun experience. I'd say its a chick flick but my husband loved it too. The lead actress is not only a great looker but also a true performer. The African-American actor had us laughing so hard with his little quips. The lead guy's acting seemed a little staged but not enough to detract from the film. The supporting cast were all pretty good in their roles and we'd recommend this film to all fans of the romantic comedy or foreign-indie genre. All in all a very fun time.


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