Monsoon Wedding Synopsis
Relatives gather in India for an arranged marriage between a bride with cold feet and an engineer.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Contains an incest story line that's disturbing but shouldn't scare people away. Nair handles the subject with such grace and sensitivity...
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100

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Sheer delight. An ensemble comedy-drama that recalls Robert Altman's best work.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The old-world-meets-new mesh is incarnated in the movie's soundtrack, a joyful effusion of disco Bollywood that, by the end of Monsoon...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Nair's movie, far from being paste, is a string of small, exquisite gems.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film's bountiful warmth and gusto do their work. By the end, we feel part of the family, too.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of those joyous films that leaps over national boundaries and celebrates universal human nature.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Some of the movie's best scenes -- knockouts, in fact -- involve musical interludes.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Aims for pure joy and achieves it.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
With its colorful embroidery, Monsoon Wedding feels pleasurably grounded in a reality about which most Westerners haven't a clue. This may...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A feast for the eyes and ears as its story is a banquet for the heart.
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MONSOON WEDDING = Totally Unique Look at Marriage and family

By lugubriousthespian
Odd, quirky, totally involving piece of comedy/drama as a traditional Indian/American family tries to send of their eldest daughter into the hands of someone she's never met! Yes, we're in the land...

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Rated R | For Some Sex Related Dialogue and Language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Poignant Indian tale of family, love, and culture.
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