A young woman engaged to be married finds her life changed forever when she meets her best friend's girlfriend.

Director:

Shamim Sarif

Writers:

Shamim Sarif (screenplay), Kelly Moss (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Ray ... Tala
Sheetal Sheth ... Leyla
Antonia Frering Antonia Frering ... Reema
Dalip Tahil ... Omar
Nina Wadia ... The Housekeeper
Ernest Ignatius ... Sam
Siddiqua Akhtar Siddiqua Akhtar ... Maya
Amber Rose Revah ... Yasmin
Anya Lahiri ... Lamia
Kimberly Jaraj Kimberly Jaraj ... Zina
Sam Vincenti ... Kareem
Rez Kempton ... Ali
Darwin Shaw ... Hani (as Daud Shah)
George Tardios George Tardios ... Uncle Ramzi
Ishwar Maharaj Ishwar Maharaj ... Sami
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Two Cultures. Two Traditions. One Love. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Lisa Ray is reading the Arabic newspaper, she reads it left-to-right (like reading English) instead of right-to-left. See more »

Quotes

[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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Little Feeling
Written and Performed by Leonie Casanova
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Awesome film!

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Can't Think Straight See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,239, 23 November 2008

Gross USA:

$39,576

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,945
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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