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I Can't Think Straight (2008)

 -  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
Ernest Ignatius ...
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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$39,373 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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The 2 children in the park at the end of the film are Shamim and Hanan's children. See more »

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When Lisa Ray is reading the Arabic newspaper, she reads it left-to-right (like reading English) instead of right-to-left. See more »

Quotes

Tala: When I was 18, I fell madly in love with a girl my first year at college in New York. She was an American. We spent three wonderful months together. I never knew I could feel so... complete. So alive.
Leyla: Til now, obviously.
Tala: Til now.
Leyla: So, what happened?
Tala: I broke it off. I ended it.
Leyla: Why?
Tala: I was in pieces. I told myself that it was for the best. I was away from home, I was lonely, and...
Leyla: And?
Tala: This is not a way to live, Leyla. It's not easy. It's not acceptable.
Leyla: We didn't break any rules last night, Tala...
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Tell Me
Written by Raiomond Mirza and Shamim Sarif
Performed by Leonie Casanova
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Awesome film!
27 May 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Amazing. I loved it so much. The two main actresses were fantastic, very talented young women. The chemistry between the two of them was phenomenal. The suspense they created just held you right there, watching the film and unable to turn away. Moving from Jordan to England, the settings created a background to an incredibly unique film not only about coming out but also about religion, family and culture. It was pretty much just a wonderfully unique film, that gave an entirely new perspective on things and that should be applauded over and over again. The characters were hilarious- all of them. From the maid, to sisters to boyfriends and parents, all the characters complemented each other perfectly and the entire film had me laughing and crying the entire time. Absolutely fantastic!!


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