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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
Nina Wadia ...
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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Drama | Romance

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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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$39,373 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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[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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Written and Performed by Leonie Casanova
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Highly Enjoyable Love Story
28 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If this were simply a story about your average, every day, star crossed lovers, one might describe it as a "chick flick". It is a romance with some comedic elements, but I doubt it can honestly be called a "romantic comedy". Instead, it is a rather simple love story that, toward the end, threatens to leave the viewer hanging. The characterizations by the two lead actresses is stunning and highly believable. They do not play their roles over the top, but in a somewhat subdued manner that is consistent with the behavior of women from their respective cultures. Even so, Tala (played by Lisa Ray) is something of a maverick in her opinions, outlook and something of a problem for her family even before she meets Layla. I fell in love with both the characters early in the film and they took me on an enjoyable ride.


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