The Other End Of The Line

The Other End Of The Line

On DVD: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Running Time: 
105 minutes
Bonus Features


Priya lives in India and works for a credit card call service. The catch is they have to pretend they are in America, taking on more American names and accents. So every day at work Priya become Jessica. While making routine calls to a client about his credit card being stolen Priya felt a connection. On the other end of the phone Granger Woodruff is scrambling to put together a presentation; but finds that stress is relived whenever he talks to Jessica about his credit. The two decide on meeting up to talk face to face. Finally Priya has a chance to see the world and break free of what is expected by her parents. When the moment comes Priya chickens out and instead when she bumps into Granger introduces herself a Priya not Jessica. With her parents trying to track her down and an arranged marriage to go back to Priya does her best to keep Granger and her parents from meeting.

Alright the plot sounds a lot more confusing than it really is. This movie is sort of a mix between “Bend It Like Beckham” (without the soccer) with a girl doing against her families bidding and liking someone of a different culture and “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days” or “Hitch” with someone lying about who they are. Now that is out of the way.

The movie was …..eh…..alright. The plot has been done time and time again, sometimes better sometimes worse. The acting was…..eh….alright. Jesse Metcalfe (Granger) is the same type of guy as he has been in everything I’ve seen him in. Cocky, charming, cute, not too much going on in the head. Shriya (Priya) was sweet, beautiful, and you did actually care about her character, she certainly stood out as the best actor in the whole movie. Everyone else were often way over-acting in an almost slap-stick style I guess in an attempt to be funny. For me it was just created a choppy feel going from romantic comedy, to a bumbling family making faces and getting caught up in stuff.

The love story part was predictable, but still sweet. There were some moments that you feel a little awkward for the actors because they are making them do something so cheesy. But the chemistry is believable and that helps this movie out tremendously. So if you are looking for a romantic comedy, but know that you won’t be paying attention to most of it because you are on the couch with your loved one pick this up. That way you will be able to keep up and there will be no need to re-watch it later to see what you have missed.

Review by Pandora
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