• The Namesake (2006) Rating & Reviews

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  • This is a generational family saga everyone can relate to, and Nair gives it her special magic. show more

  • This immensely pleasurable film is anything but dry. It's a saga of the immigrant experience that captures the snap, crackle and pop of American life, along with the pounding pulse, emotional reticence, volcanic colors and cherished rituals of Indian culture.

  • It's a tearjerker, sometimes, and sweetly funny at other moments. It's near perfect. show more

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