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15 August

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Love finds a way in drawn-out Indian comedy; cursing.

Movie NR 2019 124 minutes
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This Indian comedy isn't for everyone. There's a sweetness and innocence to 15 August that could be appealing, but the large cast of characters, jokes that only Indian audiences will understand, and two-hour-plus length make this a tough sell to American audiences. The comedy is broad, with pontificating know-it-all-neighbors, arguing parents, mischievous kids, and old guys whining about the way things used to be. When the boy's hand gets stuck in the hole, it's with a sinking feeling that one realizes the entire movie will be taken up with the mini-drama of getting that hand out.

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