Friday, April 09, 2010
Even though this film is four years old, it deserves to be reviewed here. "Outsourced" is an excellent comedy in which a call center from Seattle is literally outsourced to India. The main character, Todd (played by Josh Hamilton), is shipped to India in order to make the call center work. In the process, he must learn the ways of Indian culture including which hand to eat snacks with and the custom of covering each other with colored pigments.
Meanwhile, he educates the Indian call center on how to speak "American" and other cultural quirks. He also falls in love, but his Indian love interest (Ayesha Dharker) has an arranged marriage all set up, so any further commitment may be null, or is it?
All in all, a great movie and very funny. I saw it at Cinequest in 2007 and 2010 and found it in the Los Gatos Library and showed it to my dad and his girlfriend, who loved it, too.
You will too...