Here is an excerpt from a message I wrote to a friend regarding the movie Namesake:
We've just returned from seeing a late night movie, "Namesake", an excellent story of an immigrant family, their timidity, boldness, laughter, tears, love and despair along with the natural cycle of birth and death, overall, the universal humanity that "Namesake" portrays is quite remarkable. I recommend you to see this movie. It is being played at Eau Claire Market. The link for the movie is the following: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thenamesake/
It is based on Jhumpa Lahiri's second book with the same title, I'd read it a few years ago, forgotten most of the detail until it all came back from this nicely directed movie. If you have time also read Jhumpa Lahiri's very first book, Interpreter of Maladies, a short story book that won Pulitzer Prize.