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Hideous Kinky (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 April 1999 (USA)
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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and ... See full summary »

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Carrie Mullan ...
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Pierre Clémenti ...
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Mohcine Barmouni ...
Aziz
Annouar Zrika ...
Hicham
Mohamed Cherkaoui ...
Hadaoui
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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and interesting culture as they tag along on their mother's search for freedom and love. It is told through the eyes of the youngest girl, and we learn her observations on life, Mum, and determined sister, Bea. Written by Jesse Payne <RUbabes@aol.com>

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It's not just an adventure... It's a love affair. See more »

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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26 April 1999 (USA)  »

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A marokkói kaland  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£136,980 (UK) (5 February 1999)

Gross:

$1,262,786 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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Screenwriter Billy MacKinnon is the brother of the film's director, Gillies MacKinnon. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: Mom, when can we have rice pudding again?
Julia: As soon as the check comes from your father.
Bea: Sure, father Christmas!
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fascinating
22 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a really fascinating film, extremely well-acted (the two little girls are especially good), whose only flaw is an ending that is a bit too neat. The soundtrack is wonderful: traditional Moroccan music mixed with some very well-chosen popular songs of the period. Using "White Rabbit" to accompany Julia's frantic search for her missing daughter is a particularly good choice.

"Hideous Kinky" serves as a reminder of something that seems shocking now -- just 30 years ago, a whole class of educated Western women sought enlightenment, and even liberation, in Islam. One wonders: what became of these women? Did they remain in Islam? Have they survived the rising tide of fundamentalism? And what of their children? What is their cultural legacy? What burdens do they bear?


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