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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
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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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You can only find true love when you're true to yourself See more »

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

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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 »

Goofs

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

[after Tala and Leyla had sex for the first time]
Tala: What are you thinking about?
Leyla: Why I didn't meet you years ago.
Tala: We would have been underage then.
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A lighthearted movie with real substance
26 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie screened at USC. Since I was going for extra credit in a gender studies class, I expected it to be awful. I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. The only issue I had with it was an awkward transition from Tala's engagement party to the first scene with Leyla. Overall, the movie was very entertaining, with well developed characters and plot, while at the same time dealing with the issues lesbians face in different cultures in a very effective manner. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone with an open mind and a sense of humor.

9/10.


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