Mira Nair's finesses adds depth, understanding and humanity that the novel lacks

By trin321
Written April 29, 2013
One of few movies currently out that's actually worth a trip to the cinemas. Mira Nair's surgical detailing and finesses adds depth, understanding and humanity that the novel lacks. The audience may not agree with the protagonist Changez's choices but will understand and empathize with the hope for something personal and better. For those who may think this movie is about terrorism, 9/11 and other topics that are sensitive in our present world - rightly or wrongly - it is not about these things. It's a story about a young man who is pressured to accept the fundamentals advocated by the West and the Muslim world and who must ultimately make his own choice regarding both ideals and his place and peace among them. A thoughtful and thought-provoking movie that's a must-go.
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EXCELLENT FILM ABOUT THE RADICALIZATION OF A PAKISTANI LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM AFTER 9/11!

By Peneflix
Written May 03, 2013
Based on the 2007 novel by Moshin Hamid, directed by Mira Nair, far exceeded the limited and problematic boundaries of the book; blatant honesty informs intelligent characters: flawed, wounded, irrevocably altered by heinous, untoward circumstances; Ms. Nair and fine acting gift viewers a raw, realistic, radical story of metamorphosis, indoctrination, transformation from the benign to “the reluctant fundamentalist” ... “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” raises a myriad of questions; minimal proselytization; at its core is the quest to discover one’s true identity, acknowledge imperfections and ultimately in the words of Polonius “to thine own self, be true”... Mira Nair’s film should be seen by all in these troubled times... FOUR STARS!!!! ***For full review please visit peneflix (dot) com!!!
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