Tag Archives: Gurinder Chadha

J’aime Assez

[Contains parallel-parking SPOILERS!] Most anthology films can be pretty hit-and-miss affairs… but at least when you watch Paris, Je t’aime (2006), you can be sure that even the sucky segments will show you some interesting scenery! Apparently all the shorts, … Continue reading

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Female Fun Time!

Before Bend It Like Beckham… before Goodness Gracious Me… there was Bhaji on the Beach (1993), an ensemble dramedy scripted by Meera Syal and directed by Gurinder Chadha, which follows a disparate group of British Asian women on a tumultuous … Continue reading

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The Spice Must Flow

I’m afraid the misleading DVD cover for The Mistress of Spices (2005) sets up false expectations that put the movie on the back-foot before it’s even started. In large red lettering, it promises “A MAGICAL ROMANTIC COMEDY”… when, in fact, … Continue reading

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“She’s Not Lebanese! She’s Punjabi!”

I was feeling pretty apathetic about the London 2012 Olympics last summer, but came to the conclusion that I couldn’t avoid it completely, so I should probably just find a way to derive some pleasure from the blanket coverage. The … Continue reading

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“No Life Without Wife”

Despite the obvious differences in genres, locations, and time periods, it’s impossible to watch Gurinder Chadha’s Bride and Prejudice (2004) without comparing it to other works inspired by, or adapted from, Jane Austen’s novel. I think Bridget Jones’s Diary probably … Continue reading

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Dowry Of Death!!!

[Contains curry-kinetic SPOILERS!] Last night I watched Gurinder Chadha’s It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (2010), which I’d picked up for two quid, brand new, in a HMV sale! Not a great omen, I know, and it’s fair to say that the … Continue reading

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Lies, Schemes and Crocodile Tears

[This post contains whiny, brattish SPOILERS!] In my post about Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, I sneered at lesser teen movies that posit hooking up with a member of the opposite sex as the be-all and end-all of our existence… … Continue reading

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