- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 27, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Fox Searchlight
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes (3; w/ Optional Commentary)
- Audio Commentary: Mira Nair - Director
- Behind the Scenes:
- "Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character with Kal Penn"
- "Photography as Inspiration"
- "The Anatomy of THE NAMESAKE: A Class at Columbia University's Graduate Film School"
- Kolkata Love Poem
- 20th Century Fox Previews
- Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Premiere - 03/01/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE NAMESAKE is a thoroughly engaging, terrifically moving family story that's rich in beautifully observed and lovingly conveyed human detail."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/16/2007
"[M]oving and marvelous....Penn, who has a gift for letting feelings burn through his skin, shows you the conflicts roiling inside him..." - Grade: A-
USA Today - 03/09/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE NAMESAKE is an engaging and moving film with a universal story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family."
Rolling Stone - 03/22/2007
3 stars out of 4 -- "This is a generational family saga everyone can relate to, and Nair gives it her special magic."
Total Film - 05/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] casts a spell thanks to committed performances across the board and Nair's sharp eye for local colour."
USA Today - 03/16/3007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE NAMESAKE is an engaging and moving story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 03/01/2007
"Kal Penn anchors the movie with his eloquent portrayal....This immigrant journey ends on a deeply moving note."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2007
"Kal Penn...exactly catches the awkwardness of adolescence, carrying us with him as he matures."
Wall Street Journal - 02/27/2009
"[An] immensely pleasurable film....The Indian film star Tabu is exquisite as Ashima. Ashoke is played, magnificently, by Irrfan Khan..."
Coming Of Age |
Fathers And Sons |
New York City |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release - MARCH 9, 2007