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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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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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$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 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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Uncle Ramzi: Handsome is good. But ask your auntie why she married me. Looks and character come and go. Only large sums of money last forever.
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Compelling thought provoking Movie
5 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Out of many movies made on the theme of lesbianism, this stands out as one of the best..

It compels the viewers to think what after all is so very wrong with lesbianism,, what is so unpardonable in companionship and romantic relation between two grown up ladies.. Isn't physical contact between a male and a female about mutual satisfaction and procreation.. The present day society does not look with cynicism the capable couples who choose adaption to procreation .. In fact the society now encourages it and praises it..

The issue of course may not be so simple.. The importance of social and religious values have to be respected.. But love, as everybody agrees, is much more than sex..

The more famed Lisa Ray as Tala is definitely gorgeous.. But Sheetal Seth as Leyla is much more impressive .. Acting by both is good.. Intimate scenes by the ladies are well filmed and not overdone .. The emotional scenes are great.. the religious issues can hardly be handled properly, in a limited movie that is mainly meant to emphasize the relevance of woman-woman relation.. Photography is good.. Dialogues could have been better..

A must see for all people who either advocate or resent such relation..


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