Review ★★★★
English Vinglish

English Vinglish is about modern, upper middle class India and the proliferation of the English language. It’s about being modern vs being traditional, even within a family. It’s also about a family in between so many worlds, told from the mothers perspective. I ended up putting this one off for too long given how acclaimed it was! Happy to have finally seen it. There was some nice perspective about how much of a jerks Americans tend to be towards foreigners which I thought was hardly exaggerated. But everything else that was in America was so respectful and polite. It didn’t feel like they were trying too hard for any part of the story which I respect.

English Vinglish was good but because so much of it is filmed in the USA, I have to resist the temptation to put it on my “recommended” list.




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