The Namesake Synopsis
The son of East Indian immigrants feels caught between U.S. culture and family traditions.
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Movie Reviews

If you have not yet seen Namesake... WHY??

By FilmEnthusiast
I often go to see new releases, but it is infrequent that the films I see stay with me days and weeks after the viewing. The experiences of the Ganguli family ring true for immigrants of all...

Very Good for all Indians

By thomaseapen
Its a good message to all indians who has been migrated to USA....

Outstanding movie

By hadzee
Mira Nair has done an absolutely fantastic job of illustrating the cultural issues faced by an Indian family which is trying to assimilate into the American culture. The story revolves around an...

A Delicate Balance

By egangbar
An outstanding movie weaving a family saga between three generations and between the old world (india) and the new world (America). While at times the pace seems slow, Ms. Nair is allowing us get to...


By slmetzger01
This was a very engaging and provocative piece of ffilm. The beginning makes one want to know what Ashtook will do with his life. His marriage binds him to his culture even as he embraces life in a...

Loved it

By finesse16
This is the best Indian movie made for an American Audience. I loved it and I cried so much. She needs to make more movies like this....

A Movie That Does The Book Justice

By chrissywhite
I read The Namesake during a recent trip to India and decided to see the movie when I got back. I absolutely loved it! I particularly liked how the film portrated the relationships between the...

Great movie

By pmat
This is one of those movies which will grasp your attention throughout. All of the actors have acted pretty well and the screenplay is fantastic. I loved the movie....

Bring tissues!

By heathergray
Didn't read the book, but this movie was great! Bring tissues!...


By TLKtkny
I thought this was a beautifully written and wonderfully acted story. The emotions it evoked in me were surprising and educated me just a bit about the struggle to preserve one's culture in a foreign...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fabulous immigrant-family saga to see with teens.
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