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I Can't Think Straight (2008)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  November 2008 (USA)
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In the upper echelons of traditional Middle Eastern society, Reema and Omar prepare for the marriage of their daughter Tala. But back at work in London, Tala encounters Leyla, a young ... 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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In the upper echelons of traditional Middle Eastern society, Reema and Omar prepare for the marriage of their daughter Tala. But back at work in London, Tala encounters Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating Tala's best friend Ali. Tala sees something unique in the artless, clumsy, sensitive Leyla who secretly works to become a writer. And Tala's forthright challenges to Leyla's beliefs begins a journey of self-awareness for Leyla. As the women fall in love, Tala's own sense of duty and cultural restraint cause her to pull away from Leyla and fly back to Jordan where the preparations for an ostentatious wedding are well under way. As family members descend and the wedding day approaches, the pressure mounts until Tala finally cracks and extricates herself. Back in London, Leyla is heartbroken but learns to break free of her own self-doubt and her mother's expectations, ditching Ali and being honest with her parents about her sexuality. When Ali and Leyla's feisty sister ... Written by Shamim Sarif

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

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$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 »

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Gorgeous, funny and sexy.
12 May 2012 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

I have always thought this movie would be funny and quirky, and it is. I loved the way they put comedic scenes in certain parts without being inappropriate. I loved it even more because in so many ways, I also find it extremely sexy (unlike the many other lesbian films that needed to show pure nudity). Although it might be one of the many I'm-gonna-marry-but-I- fell-in-love-with-another story, it hit off just right. 'Cause it did not just focus about that, but having to come up to your parents. It is about standing for who you are and for the one you love.

Such a good love movie.

A must-watch. Lisa (Tala) and Sheetal (Leyla) are both so bloody gorgeous I think I am a pebble - or less than.


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