The Pool The resonant, beautifully naturalistic drama The Pool is a return to the familiar subject of haves and have-nots for director Chris Smith ( American Job… The Pool The resonant, beautifully naturalistic drama The Pool is a return to the familiar subject of haves and have-nots for director Chris Smith ( American Job… 2008-09-03 Unrated PT98M Comedy Drama Nana Patekar Venkatesh Chavan Ayesha Mohan Vitagraph Films
Movie Review

The Pool (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Nana Patekar, Venkatesh Chavan, ... | CABANA BOYS Nana Patekar and Venkatesh Chavan star together in The Pool
CABANA BOYS Nana Patekar and Venkatesh Chavan star together in The Pool
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Sep 03, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 98 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Nana Patekar and Venkatesh Chavan; Distributor: Vitagraph Films

The resonant, beautifully naturalistic drama The Pool is a return to the familiar subject of haves and have-nots for director Chris Smith (American Job, American Movie): A poor young man (newcomer Chavan) becomes entranced by the swimming pool of a rich man (veteran star Patekar) and begins to work in the owner's garden. But in a winning gamble for such an American filmmaker, Smith transfers an Iowa-based short story by Randy Russell to India's western Goa region — and works in Hindi, primarily with novice actors. The result is a story both authentically specific and profoundly global. A-

Originally posted Sep 05, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints