Chutney Popcorn

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  • Summary: When Sarita discovers she can't have children, Reena finds that for the first time in their lives, she, Reena, can do something her perfect sister Sarita can't: get pregnant! Now she just needs to convince her commitment-phobic girlfriend to go along with the idea. (Mata Productions)


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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Because Chutney Popcorn knows its characters deeply enough to let them determine events, it rises above formula. It is also unusually well acted.
  2. Its easygoing, disarming air will endear it to its target audience, who will appreciate this movie as much for the lifestyle it depicts as its actual story.
  3. The film is alt-schmaltz, and it'll do.
  4. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    There's some lumpy writing and uneasy acting, but it's easy to see why this charming, inventive film won prizes at festivals in Berlin, San Francisco and Newport, R.I.
  5. 60
    The director has a fitfully deployed gift for droll humor, but Chutney Popcorn mostly provides evidence that the ins and outs of the improvised multiparent family can be as prosaic as the nuclear Eisenhower model.
  6. 60
    What's amazing is how much first-time director Ganatra and cowriter Susan Carnival get right.
  7. Her direction is weak, her dialogue is cliched, and her acting lacks energy and focus.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2