Review: ‘Outsourced’

16 05 2010

The other night, I was looking for something different to watch, and then I came across “Outsourced”. While the plot itself it undeniably predictable, the lightheartedness of the story (not to mention the music) was enough to keep me satisfied with this indie clash of cultures pic.

The story centers around Todd Anderson (Josh Hamilton), who has just learned his job has been outsourced to India. He is given the duty to go to India and train the new employees. The difference in cultures results in comical situations that’ll be sure to make you laugh. Although Todd is displeased, to say the least, about his situation he learns to love the culture and it’s people through his relationship (more like romantic fling) with Ayesha Dharker.

It’s films like this that make me love independents. Perfect for a day when you don’t necessarily want to think, but don’t want to compromise on the entertainment.

“Outsourced” was directed by John Jeffcoat and stars Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker, Arjun Mathur, Larry Pine, Asif Basra, and Matt Smith.

On a side note, NBC announced that they will be airing a new comedy “Outsourced” for their 2010-2011 season. The show centers around Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) who’s job has been outsourced to India and he’s in charge of training the new employees (sounding familiar?). I don’t think the similarities are coincidence at all and I am curious to see how this can be adapted into a show. It’ll be airing this fall on Thursday nights after “The Office”.