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I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 1 November 2008 (USA)
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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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Plot Keywords:

lesbianism | lgbt | lgbtq | woman | indian | See All (51) »

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elveszed az eszem See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£923 (United Kingdom), 5 April 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,239, 23 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,373, 13 September 2009
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Enlightenment Productions See more »
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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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Trivia

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 »

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

Tala: Come here. Dance with me.
Leyla: I can't. I have absolutely no sense of rhythm.
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Holy Daughter
Written and Performed by Leonie Casanova
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Are these women acting?
19 August 2011 | by benbreeSee all my reviews

Wow! This is a great movie. I felt the actors were actually having this relationship. They dealt with conflict, misunderstanding, and love as if it was something they actually shared. While the premise was a lesbian relationship, this could happen to anyone.

Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth are also very attractive women. This physical attraction made me feel that this movie was more than a movie. I felt that perhaps the story shared on the screen was true. That is, it actually happened between these two women. I enjoyed this movie. I would watch any future films featuring either of these actors. I suggest folks seek movies with either of these performers.


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