EXPORTING RAYMOND tells the warm, intimate and very funny journey of one man - considered an expert in his country having created one of the most popular television shows of all time - who travels to a foreign land to help people who don't seem to want his help.
When Rosenthal joins forces with Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Television to recreate "Everybody Loves Raymond" for Russian TV audiences as "The Voronins," he finds himself lost in Moscow, lost in his mission, lost in translation. Rosenthal tries to connect with his Russian colleagues but runs into unique characters and situations that conspire to drive him insane.
The film is a true international adventure, a genuine "fish out of water" comedy that could only exist in real life.
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August 2nd, 2011
It's not a particularly strong week on the home market with only two first-run releases of note. Coincidentally, I'm waiting on screeners for both Rio and Soul Surfer. While both are likely worth checking out at the least, the latter's Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the best bet for Pick of the Week. Normally I'd like to wait till the screener arrives before handing out that honor, but there is a pretty big gap between first and second place this time around.
August 1st, 2011
Exporting Raymond is a documentary look at the process of translating the TV sitcom giant, Everybody Loves Raymond, for Russia audiences. Since Everybody Loves Raymond was such a popular show, a lot of people thought this movie would do well in theaters. It was booked into 13 theaters for its opening weekend, which is a huge number for this genre. However, it didn't open well and quickly faded from theaters. Was the crossover appeal for the show and the genre too small? Or was there something else at play here?
May 3rd, 2011
Cave of Forgotten Dreams had the best per theater average for any Werner Herzog film with an average of $27,820. The 3-D ticket prices helped, but so did the reviews. The overall number one film, Fast Five, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $23,655, which is a stunning result. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was 13 Assassins with an average of $11,464 in four theaters.
April 29th, 2011
With summer blockbusters coming, the smaller limited releases will be overshadowed. But that doesn't mean there are no films worth checking out, or that they have no potential to find an audience. Both Cave of Forgotten Dreams and 13 Assassins are earning stunning reviews and both have potential to find an audience. On the other hand, it's never easy to thrive in limited release and expanding significantly is hard at the best of times.
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