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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Some profanity, peril in entertaining Indian dramedy.

Movie NR 2019 100 minutes
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This movie can best be described as lighthearted noir. There's nothing groundbreaking about it, but Chopsticks is an entertaining movie with positive messages on taking chances in life and being unafraid to take risks. As the naive young woman new to the big city and the streetwise con artist, respectively, Mithila Palkar and Abhay Deol have a relaxed chemistry that sustains the movie through the drama, comedy, and action. There's also a dry, self-aware humor that carries the day, that prevents the serious moments from being too sappy, and the more action/noir elements from being too cliché.

Ultimately, the movie stays within its boundaries, and while a cynic might question the overall premise, execution, and ending, the movie isn't intended to be the proverbial "deep thinker." That said, it probably isn't for everybody. However, with the right attitude and reasonable expectations, Chopsticks delivers entertainment that swings between sweet and salty without going into the extremes in the story that a Hollywood production would most likely do with a similar script -- i.e., more violence from the bad guys, or an inevitable "falling in love" montage between the two main characters. It's a fun movie on its own terms.

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