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Shades of Ray (2008)

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Ray's half Pakistani and half white. When his parent's marriage dissolves, Ray's perspective of Ms. Right falls deeply into question.

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American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who hasn't given him an answer. While trying to get his parents back together, Ray meets a South Asian girl of mixed descent, just like him, and must decide where his identity truly lies. Written by Anonymous

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Life's not always brown or white.

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Was accepted at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and the Newport Beach Film Festival, but was dis-invited by the festivals due to the film releasing digitally on Amazon.com. See more »

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At the end of the movie, Ray is sending Sana a postcard and puts a regular stamp on it. Mailing anything to Mexico would require international postage rates, which are at least twice as much. See more »

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26 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shades of Ray was fabulous, i saw it last night in New York City for the South Asian Int'l Film Festival. Great balance of comedy and drama, i am not a particularly indie film savvy person, but i would buy this movie on DVD in a heartbeat. This movie, especially the casting, had the right amount of earthiness as well as a little flair in the roles of Zachary Levi and Brian George. i cant explain how much i love it, i think that the movie truly achieved its purpose, it showed that sadly some prejudices still exist in a subtle yet ingrained ways, and yet people know about it, and just aren't willing to wholeheartedly give them up.


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