Friday Watchalong! Watch A Gentleman for Right Here at 3pm!

Woot, A Gentleman! Such a great Indian-American movie. I am super excited to watch it with y’all.

Right here in about half an hour, at 3pm Chicago time, we will all start up A Gentleman on googleplay or youtube or whatever we choose. And then I will start the comments up below, and you can leap in with your own comments. I’m excited!

294 thoughts on “Friday Watchalong! Watch A Gentleman for Right Here at 3pm!

  1. Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn don’t feel like brand placement here, right? It feels like just straight up “that is where this kind of guy would buy this kind of stuff”.

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    • “This is where well off American people buy stuff for their homes.” I like it. If it is brand placement, it’s super subtle and well done.

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  2. Aunty had pretty much given up hope on finding anyone to take Jackie off her hands, right? Not gonna let this last chance slip through her fingers.

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  3. What’s also so smart about this movie is that I can’t unsee every time Sid wears long sleeved button down shirts and why.

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  4. I know in way behind but did anyone watch Family Karma on bravo? The Miami gangsters were making calls and they showed a bunch of people in boxes on the phone. Top right was Vishal!

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  5. See, this is my dream Margaret romance novel! the sweet guy from work with the great kitchen, but when you are threatened he can turn all tough and bad guy.

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  6. This would be another good time for him to take his shirt off. So he can move more easily in the fight scene, of course.

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  7. WE FINALLY GET SOME SHIRTLESS SID AND MY ENTIRE FAMILY IS IN THE ROOM AND I HAVE TO KEEP MY COMPOSURE.
    This entire scene is the hottest in the movie.

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    • It’s seriously SUCH a good romance! I could easily just watch these two characters fall in love without anything else.

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  8. Discussion Question: is Sid’s character a virgin?

    I kind of think yes? He was so sad and lonely and romantic about love.

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          • What about, Sid feels like he “sinned” by having sex with her outside of marriage this one time, so when they go on the run she has to kind of seduce him every night so he forgets his morals? It takes them like 2 years to get around to getting married and int he meantime they go through a little dance of seduction and being “bad” every night?

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          • That would be such an interesting thing to explore though. An experienced woman showing an inexperienced man what to do, what makes her feel good, exploring what he likes, and just the pleasures of physical intimacy. Such a role reversal that we hardly ever see anywhere.

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          • In a larger sense, that’s why their relationship is so good in this movie all around! It’s sex, but also how to enjoy yourself at a club, how to have fun on weekends, how to buy bright clothes and fun cars and everything else Sid never learned how to do and Jackie has to teach him.

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          • Oh! Outlander! That’s a big reason the first book/TV season made such an impact, that immediate “whoa, it’s the same but with the genders flipped, so powerful”

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  9. Small film analysis digression: In Ganti’s first book, she has a long quote from Rakesh Roshan talking about how he edits a film. He uses a volume metaphor, says people say that your finale should go up to 10 and the rest of the film is at 8. But that’s no good, why should most of the film be at 8? What you want to do is make your whole film at 10, but bring it down to 8 right before the finale, so the finale feels big.

    Anyway, I totally think this section of the movie is the “8” section so we will appreciate the finale.

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  10. Still thinking about Sid the Virgin while the kind of boring action scene plays out. Maybe Suniel kind of pressured and forced him into going to a brothel for his “first time” when he was a teenager. But he was visibly upset, and the motherly prostitute told him not to worry about it, he could watch cartoons for a couple of hours and she would lie about it. About once a year or so he would go to the brothel with the others and just pay a woman to lie, so they wouldn’t make fun of him or bother him about it. Sometimes he got cooking and childcare tips from the prostitutes, because he was always interested in those kinds of things.

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  11. I love that she doesn’t actually hit anything, totally realistic that she knows how to use a gun, but isn’t a great shot.

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  12. This whole thing with the gangster talking about family is sad. Suniel Shetty taking in these orphans and twisting them with a messed up version of love and relationships

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    • It’s a whole tradition of Indian action films, going back to Agneepath, which I also love. And Suniel’s office is decorated with posters of those old 70s action movies, in which the poor orphan boy was adopted and corrupted by the gangster.

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