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Exporting Raymond
LunowDate: Sunday, 2011-11-13, 6:47 PM | Message # 1
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"Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Philip Rosenthal writes, directs and stars in this fish-out-of-water documentary that chronicles his attempts to adapt his hit sitcom for Russian television. - from Netflix

This movie is enjoyable if you are a fan of the TV sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond". The documentary is interesting if you are in to seeing cultural misunderstandings. There is little action, and while the situations are amusing, they are not overly hilarious. It does give some insight into how different cultures view the same issues, and highlights how some things that are funny here are not funny in other countries.
 
18mnguyen11Date: Wednesday, 2015-04-08, 12:48 PM | Message # 2
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Mimi Nguyen- Period 4

    Phil Rosenthal joins forces with Hollywood studio to recreate "Everybody Loves Raymond".Phil's mission is to help adapt his sitcom for Russian television.  For Russian TV audiences, it will be known as "Everybody Loves Kostya." However, the Russians don't share his taste and sense of humor. For instance, when arriving in Moscow, Rosenthal is greeted by television producers who don't seem to understand his sense of humor. This displayed the differences in culture as he unknowingly arrived with a faulty assumption that the universality of the desert island joke would also obtain for the family sitcom.
    In my opinion, I found this film engaging and entertaining as it points out several commonalities and differences within the human race. For example, when Rosenthal tried to explain how a Russian actor shouldn’t jump up and down 10 times after being kicked in the
private spot by his wife in bed, the Russians didn't understand the reasoning of Rosenthal's joke. Overall, I would give this 5 stars because it had the element of comedy, while giving me a broad perspective of the two different cultures.


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19knguyen33Date: Sunday, 2016-04-17, 6:39 PM | Message # 3
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Kirby Nguyen - Period 2

In "Exporting Raymond", Phil Rosenthal, the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond", travels to Moscow to recreate his show in Russian for Russian audiences. However, American standards of comedy is much different from Russian standards of comedy. Along the way he comes across conflicts as he is blocked from hiring the actor he wants for the lead role, executives refusing to tape the show in front of a live audience, and a costume designer having a completely opposite view on how the cast should be dressed. This documentary can relate to culture in Human Geography. It can also show how different cultures especially popular cultures can be difficult to adopt in different areas as it may not make sense in those different areas. Overall, the documentary was enjoyable to watch and was somewhat humorous. "I'm a fish out of water into vodka." Even though i have a lack of interest in TV shows and have never seen "Everybody Loves Raymond", i would give this documentary a 4/5 for its light and comedic tone.


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21ktran9Date: Sunday, 2018-04-08, 12:04 PM | Message # 4
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Kayla Tran - Period 3

This movie was based on the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond" trying to adapt it and launch it in Russia. Many other sitcoms, like "The Nanny", were very successful in Russia so Phil wanted to bring what he thought was a universal cultured show across the world.

However, Russia's culture and America's culture is very different. Obviously their language and economy is different, but other topics are family, women's roles, fashion, laws, and technology. At first Russian directors didn't think this show would be a big hit in Russia because most Russian families don't interact in such a deep level and don't communicate with each other closely as American families. Women there also have less freedom and have to be under a man's ranking; men are more powerful over women. Also numerous times, fashion and style clashed with the purpose of the show. They wanted to incorporate fashion trends and styles of clothing into a common, normal housewife who spends her day cleaning and cooking. 

Outside of the show, Russia's culture leaves no room for proper laws causing driving anywhere to be hectic and many miscommunications between any conversation. Thus, stress is more common among Russian people. Another difference is the level of education among seniors. It was shown that the parents of one of the directors knew their way around a computer and successfully got to video chat with the creator's American parents. However after only a few minutes, the American seniors got confused and ended the call.
 
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