Type: Process Essays
Sample donated: Lauren Carlson
Last updated: August 15, 2019
Movie Review and Analysis Movie- Outsourced (2006) Outsourced is a romantic comedy film, written by George Wing and John Jeffcoat, and directed by John Jeffcoat, released in September 2006. This movie reflects well on intercultural differences between American and Indian cultures Plot3: When a Seattle-based US firm Western Novelty decides to outsource its call centre to India, it asks Mr. Todd Anderson Cosh Hamilton) to train his replacement in India, which he has to accept reluctantly.Right from the first day of his arrival in India, Todd encounters a series culture shocks and unusual situations with Indian people. He starts understanding this new country, its culture, people and society slowly and steadily. In the process, he gets good support from his manager Purohit (Asif Basra) and female colleague Asha (Ayesha Dharkar), who also starts liking Todd later. When things are progressing forward, and centre starts performing with its full potential, the company again decides to outsource Jobs to China for saving huge costs.
The centre in India is being closed and its employees should look for another Job. Todd helps Purohit to get a new Job by recommending his name to Centre Head of China office. At the end of the movie, Todd comes back to US, but his has sweet memories of India, Asha and his colleagues with him. Analysis: Because of its cross-cultural context and relevance to IT outsourcing industry, this movie has potential to attract attention of everyone- be it student, working professional or academician.
That may be reason why this movie has received enormous appreciation from management trainers.The author has selected this movie because of its potential to cover a very wide range of topics included in the course specifically ‘differences between American (Western) and Indian (Eastern) ultures’. Movie: My Big Fat Gree 3 This plot summary is based on the content available on Wikipedia webpage of the movie. (Source: My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 American romantic comedy film written by and starring Nia Vardalos and directed by Joel Zwick. At the 75th Academy Awards, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.The movie is centered on Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), a middle class Greek American woman who falls in love with a non-Greek upper middle class “White Anglo-Saxon Protestant” Ian Miller Cohn Corbett). Plot4: 4 This Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is a 30 years old girl from a conservative Greek family, and works as waitress in her family’s restaurant, Dancing Zorba’s, in Chicago. At thirty, she is the only girl in her family, deemed as a “failure” for not getting married by the right age.
Her family expects her to “marry a Greek, make Greek babies, and feed everyone until the day she dies”. But Toula is looking for more in life, she often finds herself very lonely in her big Greek family. She wants to Join computer classes for making herself a better professional and quitting her waitress Job. Her mother convinces her father Gus (Michael Constantine) to let her take some computer classes at college. She changes herself by replacing thick glasses with contact lenses, wears (Andrea Martin), then, convince her father to allow her to work at her aunt’s travel agency.Toula feels much better in her new Job.
One day she notices Ian Oohn Corbett) hanging around looking at her through the window. They finally introduce themselves and begin dating. Toula keeps the relationship secret from her family until some weeks later when Gus finds out. Gus gets wild knowing that his daughter s dating with a non-Greek boy and starts searching a suitable “Greek” groom for her.
Ian and Toula continue to see each other against Gus’s wishes. Ian proposes to marry her, she accepts, and he agrees to be baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church to be worthy of her family.In the meantime, Toula also meets with Ian’s mother (Fiona Reid) and father (Bruce Gray) and they accept her quite easily. But, the wedding planning becomes a tough exercise for Ian and Toula, as they have to manage the Big Greek Family and Ian’s parents. Gus insists on inviting the entire church to the ceremony. A lot of confusions are created by Toula’s family members and relatives as everyone tries to help in the wedding planning process as per one’s best possible way.Ultimately, the wedding day comes and traditional wedding itself goes without a hitch.
Gus gives a speech accepting Ian and the Millers as family members in the wedding party and buys the newlyweds a house right next door to him. The film’s epilogue shows the new couple’s life six years later in which they have a daughter Paris that they raise in the Greek style, but Toula tells her she can marry anyone she ants when she grows up after she says she wants to go to Brownies instead of Greek school.Analysis: This movie is selected by the author because of its potential to cover a wide range of topics specifically influence of family culture on individuals’ personality and behavior, gender relationships, cultural dimensions theories of Hofestede, Trompennar and culture clash. Another reason of selecting this movie for this course was that it revolves around ‘Greek culture which is likely to be perceived as foreign culture’, though in the movie, there could be possibilities of over-dramatized presentation of Greek culture.