The Lunchbox

By wechslernm
Written August 21, 2014
We enjoyed it a great deal. I don't like the rating options provided here- Go or Must Go. It's not so magnificent that your life would be permanently challenged for not having seen it, but it was a totally enjoyable, wonderfully acted, emotionally intense and moving exploration of connections, relationships, communication, hopes and expectations. It has the sensibilities one would expect from an Indian movie. It moves at its own pace, its subtleties and nuances gently developed and unfolding. Another superb performance by Irrfan Kahn, and the beautiful Nimrat Kaur's wonderful portrayal of the lonely housewife was believable and delightful to behold. NMW & DJL
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Creative Tension

By Arturzinho
Written August 21, 2014
The conceit or concept of the movie is a delight and leads one to think that is will be a light-heared romantic comedy. The clever idea of a mixed-up delivery of a lunchbox to a man who is very happy with the contents could easily become a predictable but enjoyable story of consummated love. The journey becomes darker and more emotionally involving. Sensing the possibility that the outcome was not a foregone conclusion, I sat on the edge of my seat, immersed in the complexity of the characters. Brilliant performances in all the roles -- lead and supporting -- contribute to a gratifying evening in the theatre.
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By frenchteach
Written April 07, 2014
from what i had read about the film, i hadn't thought it would be so sad. in fact. all alomg i wa hoping for a happy eding. in addition i had a lot of trouble with th subit;es/ they were so light on an even lihter background. so i couldn' t really follow it as well as i would have liked.
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The Lunchbox

By pcampuzanohere
Written March 29, 2014
This movie is gentle, sweet and funny. It gives the characters time to feel, to react to each other, to change, to grow. Not the camera nor the plot rushes them. In their loneliness, two people dare to open theirs hearts. With each note they write each other their mutual understanding deepens and grows making them more capable of love.
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too short a movie

Written March 15, 2014
thinking the director may write a sequel as it left us hanging and wanting more for the movie, did not like the ending, hope there is a follow up
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