Part of March Around the World – 30 Movies in 30 Days Challenge.
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Tired of being subtly and not so subtly criticized and mocked for her inability to speak English by her husband and teenage daughter (both of whom I wanted to smack upside the head), Shanshi decides to secretly take English classes while visiting her sister in. New York.
While a simple and sentimental storyline that wraps up with a perfectly poised bow, the movie provides a lot of fun characters. I loved the English class with characters from various backgrounds, who find a common ground through learning English. They become a kind of family, delighting in each other's stories.
I would call this a cottons candy, or perhaps more accurately a ladoo (an Indian sweet), movie — a lovely little treat.