The Namesake In Mira Nair's marvelous and moving cross-cultural family saga, a Bengali couple (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) make a home in the New York suburbs. Kal… The Namesake In Mira Nair's marvelous and moving cross-cultural family saga, a Bengali couple (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) make a home in the New York suburbs. Kal… 2007-03-09 PG-13 PT122M Drama Irfan Khan Kal Penn Jacinda Barrett Tabu Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Review

The Namesake (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Mar 09, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 122 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Irfan Khan and Kal Penn; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

In Mira Nair's marvelous and moving cross-cultural family saga, a Bengali couple (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) make a home in the New York suburbs. Kal Penn, in a fantastic performance, is their son, whose love-hate, push-pull relationship with his heritage forms the film's spiritual core. The movie is a bit too episodic, but it will speak to anyone who ever felt pulled in different directions by his own heart.

Originally posted Mar 16, 2007 Published in issue #926 Mar 23, 2007 Order article reprints
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