"Sharp" and "Riotously Funny"
"A theatrical crowd-pleaser!"
"While nailing all the Patel stereotypes and making us fall in love with his absolutely adorable parents, Ravi gives audiences insight on what it means to really find love and keep it. With a mix of humour, sass and the math of trying to explain the Patel marriage situation to non-Patels, "Meet the Patels" is basically the documentary the rest of the Patel population was waiting for."
- Arti Patel, MovieFone Canada
"Is Meet The Patels essential festival viewing? Yes! Simply put, it'll charm
your pants off."
- Danita Steinberg, Toronto Film Scene
"The film is almost a real-life MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, except with arranged marriages and oodles of Indian-Americans rather than Greeks. I thought I knew where it was going, and I thought I knew how Ravi’s parents would handle the impending revelations about Audrey that we all know must come out eventually. Not only do the Patels surprise their children, but they surprise the audience as well."
- Kate Bradford, The Matinee
"Not only is MEET THE PATELS extremely funny and entertaining, but it also gives viewers an unprecedented look into a widely misunderstood culture."
- Matthew Hoffman, Black Sheep Reviews
"[Meet the Patels] has a good a chance as any at being the surprise sleeper hit of the 2014 festival circuit."
- The American Bazaar
"There will be no funnier or more endearing documentary this year than Meet the Patels."
- Awards Circuit
"Charming… and hilarious…. It’s rare to come across documentaries that are authentic and laugh-out-loud funny. “Meet the Patels” is such a gem. "
- The Examiner
"Meet The Patels is a story about love, about family and about life. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and mostly it will leave you feeling happy for the rest of the day."
- Film Equals Review, LAFF
“A funny and insightful film about the search for true love… [Meet the Patels] gives us a glimpse into a culture that most of us know nothing about. In doing so, though, it also reveals some human universals. You may not have an Indian background, and you may not be under pressure to get an arranged marriage . . . but in many ways, your family is probably just like the Patels."
- Fan Boy Comics
“An absolute must-see!”
- Schema Magazine, Toronto
MEET THE PATELS REVIEWS
"The funniest doc I've seen in years and a sure-fire Oscar contender."
- Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter