Join the discussion – Question 7

What did you like best about the film? Why?

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  1. Rachel Shultz Avatar
    Rachel Shultz

    I thought Lily James was hysterical and for me was so relatable. She kept me laughing and definitely my favorite part of the film.

  2. Sarah Wersan Avatar
    Sarah Wersan

    What I liked best about this film is that it showed how, whether or not one participates in arranged marriage, our choices are sill affected by our families, societies, and backgrounds. The arranged-marriage model seems to make the conditioning/context more explicit. Without it, our motives, our choices, and the results of those choices can be opaque.

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    Colleen Prosser

    I loved watching the Pakistani wedding, the colors, the clothing, food, the dancing and jewelry. And that the wedding lasts three days. I asked my husband if he ever thought we will be invited to a similar wedding.

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    Liliya

    I really liked the wedding and the dancing, Also Lily James was so relatable when it came to her dating life and how she didnt know what she wanted in a guy, but she kept trying to date and find somebody, I felt related to that so much because much like Zoe i often feel like I am closed off when it comes to dating and opening myself up when it comes to dating.

More Book Discussion Questions

What’s Love got to do with it? highlights the positives and some of the downsides of arranged marriage. After watching the film, would you prefer to avoid the rigamarole of dating and jump to an arranged marriage or dive into the dating app scene? Are there any similarities between the two? Think about the scene where Kaz (Sazad Latif) is on a first virtual date with Maymouna (Sajal Ali) and both of their families pop into the screen and start to answer questions for the two. Have you ever been in a similar situation? If not, how would you have handled that scenario? As the film progresses it becomes apparent that regardless of cultural background parents play a major role in their children’s dating life. For instance, Zoe’s (Lily James) mom Cath (Emma Thompson) continued to push James (Oliver Chris) and Zoe together. Discuss the ways culture plays into how parents intervene in their children’s dating life (i.e. arranged marriage vs. pushy parent). Throughout the film Kaz (Sazad Latif), Maymouna (Sajal Ali), and even Zoe (Lily James) hide their true feelings and actions to fall in line with what is expected of them. Do you think it is worth it to follow cultural norms at the expense of your own happiness? Have your own feelings about that changed over the years? There is a point towards the end of the film where Zoe (Lily James) begins to settle for “good enough” in her dating life rather than continue to put herself out there to find the “real thing.” Would you have handled this in the same way as Zoe or behaved differently? Why? The Pakistani culture is highlighted beautifully in this film. Does this spur questions or thoughts within you about your culture or upbringing? What did you like least about the film? Why? If you had a chance to ask a character in this movie a question, what would it be? If you had a chance to ask the screenwriter a question, what would it be?

4 thoughts on “Join the discussion – Question 7

  1. I thought Lily James was hysterical and for me was so relatable. She kept me laughing and definitely my favorite part of the film.

  2. What I liked best about this film is that it showed how, whether or not one participates in arranged marriage, our choices are sill affected by our families, societies, and backgrounds. The arranged-marriage model seems to make the conditioning/context more explicit. Without it, our motives, our choices, and the results of those choices can be opaque.

  3. I loved watching the Pakistani wedding, the colors, the clothing, food, the dancing and jewelry. And that the wedding lasts three days. I asked my husband if he ever thought we will be invited to a similar wedding.

  4. I really liked the wedding and the dancing, Also Lily James was so relatable when it came to her dating life and how she didnt know what she wanted in a guy, but she kept trying to date and find somebody, I felt related to that so much because much like Zoe i often feel like I am closed off when it comes to dating and opening myself up when it comes to dating.

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