Former Green Bay Packer Brett Favre recently came out of retirement, only to be traded to the New York Jets. Nearly every U.S. citizen knows this and many know the long time Packer leads the NFL in passing yards, touchdowns and interceptions. My Ecuadorian wife does not.
I was asking a friend recently what he thought of Brett Favre's return. MaLe was eavesdropping and chimed in.
"I loved that movie"
No no - Brett Favre. He played for the Green Bay Packers - does Wrangler Jeans commercials - was in Something About Mary - the last reference rang a bell.
Our language barrier can be frustrating sometimes and amusing other times. We just watched a fantastic movie that we both could relate to on that matter.
When his department is outsourced to India, customer call center manager Todd Anderson heads to Mumbai to train his successor. Amusing culture clashes soon ensue as Anderson tries to explain American business practices to the befuddled new employees -- and in the process learns some important lessons about globalization … and life. Director John Jeffcoat's delightful comedy also stars Ayesha Dharker and Matt Smith.
MaLe tends to choose the foreign/independent films which I resist at first and usually enjoy. This one is quite funny and deserving of attention. Its a good reminder that we all need to look outside our borders and take a deeper appreciation of the diversity of landscapes and cultures. We are all both similar and different in many ways. I mean are Brett Favre and Braveheart all that different? Yes and No.