Phil Rosenthal created one of the most successful sitcoms of all-time, "Everybody Loves Raymond." He was a bona-fide expert in his craft. And then.... the Russians called. In the hilarious EXPORTING RAYMOND, a genuine fish-out-of-water comedy that could only exist in real life, Phil travels to Russia to help adapt his beloved sitcom for Russian television. The Russians don't share his tastes. They don't seem to share his sense of humor. But what Phil did discover was a real comedy, filled with unique characters and situations that have to be seen to be believed. An audience award winner at multiple film festivals across the country, EXPORTING RAYMOND proves that even if you've never seen "Everybody Loves Raymond", you'll still enjoy this wildly entertaining film.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
"Exporting Raymond" is interesting, and even enjoyable, precisely because of the Russians, whose lives and work Mr. Rosenthal generously portrays alongside his own neuroses.Mike Hale, New York Times, 04.28.2011
There are no grand insights, but in all the fretting and frustration, the filmmaker cracks a window into the new Russian soul, albeit a tiny one.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 04.28.2011
Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal makes a droll guide in this enjoyable first-hand chronicle of how a U.S. sitcom gets adapted for Russian television.David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, 04.04.2011
The movie's staleness, bland presentation, and general lack of insight into this particular armpit of globalization are no surprise... but Exporting Raymond captures a few satisfyingly human moments.Mark Holcomb, Village Voice, 04.26.2011