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I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  November 2008 (USA)
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A 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to ... See full summary »

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Tala
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Leyla
Antonia Frering ...
Reema
Dalip Tahil ...
Omar
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The Housekeeper
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Sam
Siddiqua Akhtar ...
Maya
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Yasmin
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Lamia
Kimberly Jaraj ...
Zina
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Kareem
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Ali
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Hani (as Daud Shah)
George Tardios ...
Uncle Ramzi
Ishwar Maharaj ...
Sami
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A 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another woman, Leyla, a British Indian. Written by Shamim Sarif

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Two Cultures. Two Traditions. One Love. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Elveszed az eszem  »

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$15,239 (USA) (21 November 2008)

Gross:

$39,373 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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The woman who is giving the lecture on Jordan is Executive Producer Hanan Kattan, who is also the life partner of Writer/Director Shamim Sarif. See more »

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When Leyla and Tala are sitting on the stairs in the park both are wearing black shoes. In the next scene when they are walking through the park Tala's shoes are ocher. See more »

Quotes

[Yasmin comes downstairs in an "I Can't Think Straight" t-shirt]
Yasmin: [to her concerned father, regarding her mother] Don't worry, she won't get it.
Maya: Get what?
Yasmin: Nothing.
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Tell Me
Written by Raiomond Mirza and Shamim Sarif
Performed by Leonie Casanova
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29 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, if you have watched "The Making Of I Can't Think Straight," is autobiographical.

It is based upon a true story of Shamim Sarif's life, or at least a part of it.

In doing that, do you expect her to be politically correct or present it the way it was? I prefer the latter It's how it was for her and her partner, not how it should be in a perfect world. For a first time director, I think she did a good job. It's not a great movie, but it is entertaining. You can't deny the chemistry between the two main characters, either.


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