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Published on Feb 18, 2007
Warner Bros releases AS! CAST: SHELLEY - Namrata Singh Gujral (www.NAMRATA.info) GARY - Beau Bridges (Stargate, The Fabulous Baker Boys) KIRAT - Shaheen Khan (Bend It Like Beckham) BLAINE - Ronreaco Lee (Guess Who, Sister, Sister) Phillip Rhys (24, Nip/Tuck) Brad Raider (Spring Break Lawyer) Wil Wheaton (Stand by Me, Star Trek) Morgan Brittany (Dallas, Yours, Mine and Ours) Erin Hershey (Port Charles, General Hospital) Ajay Mehta (The Guru) Tony Yalda (American Dreamz) Noureen DeWulf (West Bank Story) Dr. Robert Rey (Dr. 90210) Gerry Bednob (The 40 year old Virgin)
SYNOPSIS: In the vein of "Bend It like Beckham," and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Americanizing Shelley" is a contemporary "Pygmalion"-like comedy, set in LA, featuring an American country boy and a Himalayan village belle, thrown together in this "Middle America" meets "Middle East" charmer. Responding to a challenge thrown by the CEO of a Hollywood management company (Bridges), "Americanizing Shelley" tells the story of a wanna-be Hollywood player from the South who sets out to Americanize an Indian girl straight from the Himalayas. As he creatively teaches her all about the American way of life and what it takes be a Hollywood celebrity, he ends up learning a thing or two about his own life. Their clash in cultures soon gives way to understanding, unity and love as they begin to see the world through each other's eyes. Rated: PG; Runtime: 90 mins.
REVIEWS so far...
Sweet-natured, often charming twist on the assimilation comedy...VARIETY
Sweet, soulful and full of heart... IRRESISTIBLE! The Washington Times
Sunny, likable romantic comedy......Star-making performance by Namrata Singh Gujral. Michael Medved, Film Critic
Upbeat, feel-good film San Francisco Examiner
The vigor comes chiefly from watching the gorgeous Shalini transform into a city girl - a process that never feels rushed or false...brings warmth and cheer... LA Weekly
Excellent romantic comedy...SanDiego.com
Bollywood comes to Hollywood via Americanizing Shelley - Entertainment Today
CREW Director: Lorraine Senna (The Sopranos) Editor: Troy Takaki (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama)Writer: Namrata Singh Gujral DP: Christo Bakalov (Whirlygirl, Samsara) Composer: Jay Ferguson (The Office, Charlie's Angels) Sound Chief: Greg Watkins (Dances with Wolves, Armageddon)