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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Indian tech guys start a business; mature themes, language.

Movie NR 2019 112 minutes
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This is an engaging, feel-good story in which integrity conquers greed. It's filled with pithy advice ("in a startup, hope is everything" and "banks aren't your buddies") and observations -- relatively young guys with cutting-edge training find their skills quickly outdated in a fast-moving tech world. And it tries to reveal some of the real ups and downs of entrepreneurship, even as it delivers a fictional entertainment. When do committed entrepreneurs quit their day jobs and devote all their energies to the new project? Is the complete truth necessary when courting venture capitalists? Characters in Upstarts wrestle with these and other practical and ethical matters, making this a thoughtful piece even as it drags on perhaps a tad too long. But performances by good actors compensate, as they convincingly portray people who have flaws but remain fundamentally decent and well-intentioned.

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