This is a realistic story of an Indian family who lives in America and wants to live the American dream. Unfortunately, the dad, who is a video game developer, has been unable to sell an educational video game he hopes to market, and the mom has her hopes dashed regarding the publishing of a cook book filled with many of her recipes. The plumbing needs fixing in the kitchen, just as the funds dry up, and on top of this young Monica (Lily Havaherpour) comes in second in her school’s science contest when she had planned on finishing first. It doesn’t help that the winner, a kid named Zachary, likes to boast that he beat out Monica.
Despite Mom and Dad’s temporary separation when their arguments increase, Dad gives Monica great advice: to try, try again after a failure and to find a way to succeed. He and Mom must heed that sage advice themselves and Monica soon comes up with a plan involving raspberries to move forward in the next big science competition. This movie demonstrates a nice theme of perseverance and we are awarding it our Dove Seal, for ages twelve and above, due to a few utterances of strong language. This one may inspire the viewer to try, try again!