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By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Heartfelt, diverse film about love, life; strong language.

Movie PG-13 2023 91 minutes
Americanish Movie Poster: The cast -- including Lillete Dubey, Shenaz Treasury, Aizzah Fatima, and Salena Qureshi -- are featured in front of a yellow and teal-tinted picture of New York City

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This romantic dramedy packs a lot into its hour-and-a-half runtime, telling a fulfilling story about love, growth, and family. Americanish shares the Pakistani American perspective with viewers -- one that's often represented inaccurately or is full of stereotypes perpetuated by non-Pakistani creators. Here, viewers who aren't already familiar with the topic can learn not only some of what Pakistani American and South Asian Americans go through in the United States in terms of racism, but they can also learn how racist thoughts get perpetuated, even among minority groups. And then there's the fact that the movie deals with the broadly relatable struggle of trying to achieve your dreams while balancing familial relationships. Overall, Americanish is a funny, thoughtful, and heartfelt film that will leave you feeling happy after the credits roll.

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