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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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November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elveszed az eszem  »

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

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$39,373 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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In the book pile on Leyla's desk, that her sister Yasmin notices while talking to Leyla, the book at the bottom is Writer/Director Shamim Sarif's novel "Despite the Falling Snow". 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 »

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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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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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