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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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