Outsourced (2006) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.

IMDB: 7
Director: John Jeffcoat
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 6 out of 67 found boring (8.95%)

One-line Reviews (26)

What it is is somewhat delightful, somewhat unpredictable, informative (in that we learn a little about Indian culture), and overall a pleasant funny little film.

I went into this film thinking I would see a "nice" film that "deserved to be seen" (which is too often code for a boring movie).

It wraps its arms around the culture and lets you enter risk free as you experience the comedic elements of being immersed in the unfamiliar and the genius of creativity.

A really nice, interesting, entertaining movie mostly in India.

Filmed on location in India, one feels Todd's confusion and frustration with the strangeness of his surroundings, which makes the friendships he makes even sweeter.

The ending has a well deserved twist in aspect with keeping you from getting bored 3/4 of the way in an otherwise predictable lightly romantic comedy.

outsourced is for me an unexpected gems of this year.

It was engaging, unpredictable, hilarious and entertaining.

This film demonstrates how a dedicated director, stellar acting by talented individuals and beautifully written screenplay can transform a movie into an extremely enjoyable viewing experience.

This is a very enjoyable and unusual romantic comedy.

Toad" has a bout of diarrhoea, is shocked to see a cow walking into his office; learns of the power of Goddess Kali; comes to know the meaning of Shiva Lingam; plays Holi; has his mobile phone stolen and returned and stolen again and returned again; dances to the "Sajan ji ghar aaye" song from 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'; befriends a man from the dhobi ghaT; dresses up in a kurta; eats a ripe mango the Indian way, by peeling it with teeth and sucking on the pulp; does a very typically Indian "jugaad" (which is the Indian art of very economically managing big things with the least resources) of electricity with his friend from the dhobi ghat when his office is flooded and lines are down; and falls in love with the stunning and smart call centre employee, Asha (Ayesha Dharker), who opens his eyes to why the Indians and our English is superior to that of the Americans.

The love story is without emotion or nerve, the crises in the story are few and uninteresting and the jokes are corny and unfunny.

What is unfortunate about this movie is that it is, in the end, irresponsible propaganda to make light of the most disastrous thing happening to Americans today- they are losing their jobs because politicians have been bribed to look the other way or worse create new legislation that makes it easier for scumbag corporations to live in America, manufacture outside of it, and still charge similar prices as if it was produced by American labor, and they destroy local economies in the process by removing all wealth from the community via offshoring their jobs to India or china.

The romance and examination of cultures from many sides was unexpected, and what made this worth seeing.

Naturally, the scenery in Indian is exotic and fascinating, as are the costumes and camera work.

Some nice comic turns by the Indian supporting cast greatly added to making it enjoyable.

Although the movie is completely predictable, it is entirely enjoyable thanks to an engaging cast and a good script.

Intelligent film peters into cliché .

But the way the movie approached the subject was not through insulting humor the way American comedies usually do, but instead with an entertaining exploration into the very land of mystery.

This is the most entertaining movie I've seen in months -- time and again the filmmakers found a way to surprise me.

The movie was good because Todd (Josh Hamilton) plays well the part of an American that life is boring and it has no real meaning, the only significant importance is money.

It will be enjoyed by most for a little and then lose one's attention but is worth the watch.

You never had the feeling of being in India, but just of being in a bad Hollywood cliché.

This is a peaceful, mildly entertaining/humorous movie with some interesting cross-cultural observations and scenery.

I found Josh Hamilton good-looking and I've always loved to see Ayesha Dharker and, honestly, I had nothing good to do that afternoon, so, I sat down to watch OUTSOURCED and enjoyed it immensely.

The stranger- in-a-strange-land-discovering-their-quirky-ways relies heavily on stereotypes and highly contrived scenes.