• Vancouver Diaries

    The Maxine question in The Namesake

    So, lots of people have asked this question again and again “Why did Gogol and Maxine break up?”. Most people have vilified Maxine’s character and blamed her for it. As a matter of fact, it was quite opposite. Here’s my answer that I posted to IMDB: Unfortunately, most people just seeing the movie comes up with the same conclusion. However, it was entirely opposite. Maxine really loved him and I believe, as per the novel, out of the three women that Gogol got involved with, Maxine was probably the best. Gogol always struggled with his Indian origin, his own identity and the cultural differences between how his parents were brought…