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I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | November 2008 (USA)
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
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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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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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The 2nd woman in line at the book signing is writer/director Shamim Sarif. She asks for the inscription "Amina", which is the name of the character that Sheetal Sheth played in Shamim's next movie, The World Unseen (2007). 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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Tala: [writing a letter to Leyla] Every night I empty my heart, but by morning it's full again. Slowly, droplets of you seep in through the night's soft caress. But don't I overflow with thoughts of us, an aching pressure that gives me no respite. Love cannot be contained; the neat packaging of desire splits asunder, spilling crimson through my days, long languishing days that are now bruised, tender with yearning, spent searching for a fingerprint, a scent, a breath you left behind.
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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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