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Amira & Sam (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 January 2015 (USA)
An army veteran's unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with the prospect of deportation.

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Bassam
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Jack
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Greg
Taylor Wilcox ...
Claire
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Simone
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Donna Thorpe
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An army veteran's unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with the prospect of deportation.

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The only place they belong is together

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Um Romance Proibido  »

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$3,756 (USA) (6 February 2015)

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$31,849 (USA) (8 March 2015)
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This is a movie you shouldn't miss
5 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sam and Amira is extremely well done and touches on the issues of Immigration, and re- entry of our soldiers coming back from war. It is also a love story that develops in a very nice and complex way thru the movie. Martin Starr in his first leading man role does a fantastic job and is very believable. His character has a moral code that he sticks to even though he is given numerous opportunity and reason to trade against his values. Amira who is played by Dina Shihabi does a phenomenal job in her first leading role as the reluctant love interest while dealing with her own immigration challenges and discrimination coming from all sides. Paul Wesley is great as a Wall Street type working on the edges of the system trying to help/use his cousin to further his own ambitions. The movie is written and directed by Sean Mullin who himself is a West Point graduate and served this country at Ground Zero. He does a masterful job telling this story with all it's complexities and adding humor as the movie is very funny. Especially the back and forth between Sam and Amira. I saw the Premier at the Seattle Film Festival.


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