This adaptation of Monica Ali's novel about arranged marriage and post-9/11 politics in London's Bangladeshi district has, in comparison with the brilliant source material, a much narrower focus and a gentler tone. But what it lacks in ambition, it makes up in intimacy. The acting is great—especially Satish Kaushik's sympathetic portrayal of the stuffed shirt Chanu—and the cinematography is flat-out stunning. It's no substitute for the book, of course, but you won't want to miss it. (See movie times,, for details.)