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The Waiting City (2009)

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A mystic-infused love story that follows a young couple's journey to India to collect their adopted baby.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fiona Simmons
... Ben Simmons
... Krishna
... Scarlett
... Sister Tessila
... Doctor Khan
Dana Roy ... Sister Agnes
Tamal Ray Chowdhury ... Uncle
Tanushree Shankar ... Didi Chatterjee
... Urmi (as Paulomi Ghosh)
Kalyan Chatterjee ... Pharmacist
Kamalendu Banerjee ... Airport Official (as Kamalendu Danerjee)
Jeremy Sims ... Carlisle
Shankar Haldar ... Feroz
Soumitra Saha ... Blind Man
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An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected directions, and the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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[first lines]
Rashda: [on the phone] Fiona? Fiona...
Fiona Simmons: Rashda?
Rashda: Can you hear me?
Fiona Simmons: Yeah.
Rashda: Do you have a minute?
Fiona Simmons: I have the documents with me.
Rashda: I hope you know what you're doing.
Fiona Simmons: Absolutely. I'm fine taking them with me.
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unappealing couple
13 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Australian couple Fiona (Radha Mitchell) and Ben Simmons (Joel Edgerton) arrive in Calcutta to adopt and pick up Indian orphan Lakshmi. Fiona is frustrated by the waiting and the bureaucracy. Ben is a laid back musician who reconnects with Scarlett (Isabel Lucas). The couple fights about their different view points and the adoption. They decide to go find Lakshmi at the orphanage while they immerse themselves in the spirituality of India.

The couple starts out as being unappealing and they never recover from that. She's a Type A, entitled westerner. He's uncaring and almost cold to her. The movie confronts that idea quickly. Ben is so clueless to her anxiety that it really frustrated me. The only thing saving Fiona is that she is obviously going to find enlightenment and salvation in the end. I don't like this couple and I stop caring about them.


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