MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,752 this week

Shades of Ray (2008)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,017 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 3 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 85 titles
created 05 Apr 2011
 
a list of 883 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 23 Dec 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Shades of Ray" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shades of Ray (2008)

Shades of Ray (2008) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shades of Ray.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ctrl Z (2007)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A broken computer keyboard gives the office loner a chance to undo his life's mistakes.

Director: Robert Kirbyson
Stars: Emy Coligado, Tony Hale, Zachary Levi
Short | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two lovable rogues must break into the penthouse of an underworld gangster in order to steal a valuable artifact for their employer.

Director: Ryan Schifrin
Stars: Zachary Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell
Wieners (2008)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A road trip comedy about three friends who travel across the country in a Wiener Wagon to beat up a popular daytime talk show therapist.

Director: Mark Steilen
Stars: Kenan Thompson, Zachary Levi, Fran Kranz
Remember Sunday (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A lonely waitress meets a handsome, quirky jewelry store clerk who had a brain aneurysm and thus has short-term memory loss.

Director: Jeff Bleckner
Stars: Alexis Bledel, Zachary Levi, Merritt Wever
AmericanEast (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A family man (Badreya) opens an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant with his best friend, who's Jewish.

Director: Hesham Issawi
Stars: Sayed Badreya, Erick Avari, Anthony Azizi
Spiral I (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's social circle seems to improve greatly when a whimsical co-worker enters his life.... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Green, Joel David Moore
Stars: Joel David Moore, Amber Tamblyn, Zachary Levi
Less Than Perfect (2002–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Huge egos. Backbiting assistants. Screaming deadlines. Claudia "Claude" Casey has moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from permanent floater to the anchor's desk. It's a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sara Rue, Zachary Levi, Andrea Parker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: David Krumholtz, Tory Kittles, Carmine Giovinazzo
Let It Go (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Zachary Levi, Joel David Moore, Romany Malco
Chuck: Morgan's Vlog (TV Series 2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Joshua Gomez, Zachary Levi
Tiny Commando (TV Mini-Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Levi, Ed Helms
Imperfect Union (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A comedy set in an automobile parts factory, where a young man (Levi) has just taken over as head of the factory and a young woman (Williams) has inherited her father's job as shop steward.

Director: Michael Fresco
Stars: Ashley Williams, Zachary Levi, George Wendt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Sal Garfinkle
...
Sana Khaliq
...
Noel Wilson
...
Javaid Rehman
...
...
Naseem Khaliq
...
Director #1 (as Phil Rosenthal)
...
Mitch
...
Dale
...
Sal, age 12
...
Director #3
...
Tyler
David Doty ...
Pierre
...
Shirmeen
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title

Taglines:

Life's not always brown or white.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 October 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

World Premiered at the Austin Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The best sort of romantic comedy--both believable and seriously laugh-inducing.
25 October 2008 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This film was pee-your-pants-laughing funny while telling a very real story about relationships and identity. I just returned from viewing it at the South Asian International Film Festival here in New York City, and I want to get the word out because I was so impressed! The folks who put 'Shades of Ray' together may have simply set out to tell the story of a particular biracial and bicultural young man trying to reconcile his identity and his relationships, but they succeeded in creating a film that will resonate with anyone with a healthy sense of humor and curiosity about what it might mean to have roots in more than one "place." The acting was wonderful, with the shining star being Brian George as Javaid Rehman. Zachary Levi has a mastery of comedy and drama that shows in his role as Ray Rehman. The plot was a little predictable, but even so I wasn't quite sure how it would finish out. I hope this film gets the spotlight and recognition it deserves--I'd certainly like to get the chance to see it again!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I can't believe this film is not more well known joel_be
Where can I buy/watch this? Mokojin92
Check out this movie if ya can! sqparnell
Screening snarimba
World Premiere! snegrl15
Excellent hamood979
Discuss Shades of Ray (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?