• Released
  • July 14, 2000
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Its easygoing, disarming air will endear it to its target audience, who will appreciate this movie as much for the lifestyle it depicts as...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Because Chutney Popcorn knows its characters deeply enough to let them determine events, it rises above formula. It is also unusually well...
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San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
The film is alt-schmaltz, and it'll do.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Her story (Ganatra) -- and the rest of the gifted, multicultural cast that brings it to life -- represents another step in the evolving...
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
There's some lumpy writing and uneasy acting, but it's easy to see why this charming, inventive film won prizes at festivals in Berlin, San...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
What's amazing is how much first-time director Ganatra and cowriter Susan Carnival get right.
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Village Voice

By Jessica Winter
The director has a fitfully deployed gift for droll humor, but Chutney Popcorn mostly provides evidence that the ins and outs of the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Her direction is weak, her dialogue is cliched, and her acting lacks energy and focus.
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