I went with Viridiana and her sister Gretel to watch Monsoon Wedding. From Eberts review:
The hope for "Monsoon Wedding" is that those who like it will drag their friends into the theater. There's such an unreasonable prejudice in this country against any film that is not exactly like every other film. People cheerfully attend assembly-line junk but are wary of movies that might give them new experiences or take them new places. "Monsoon Wedding," which won the Golden Lion as the best film at Venice 2001, is the kind of film where you meet characters you have never been within 10,000 miles of, and feel like you know them at once.
I liked it; it was great. Don't read the review now, just go and watch the movie. No run. You will be smiling.