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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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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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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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Second movie where Sheetal Sheth and Lisa Ray play two women who fall in love each other, the first one was The World Unseen also directed by 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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Maya: You two are so worried about other cultures... London, Greece. What about your own heritage? Did you ever think about that? India has one of the richest cultures in the world.
Yasmin: Well I'm glad you said that Mom, cause I'm thinking of spending six months out there... backpacking.
Maya: You're not going backpacking. And in India of all places!
Yasmin: What about the culture? The heritage?
Maya: What about being raped and murdered? And clean underwear?
Leyla: Are you going to take underwear Yasmin?
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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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