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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 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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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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Drama | Romance

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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 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 »

Quotes

Tala: When I was 18, I fell madly in love with a girl my first year at college in New York. She was an American. We spent three wonderful months together. I never knew I could feel so... complete. So alive.
Leyla: Til now, obviously.
Tala: Til now.
Leyla: So, what happened?
Tala: I broke it off. I ended it.
Leyla: Why?
Tala: I was in pieces. I told myself that it was for the best. I was away from home, I was lonely, and...
Leyla: And?
Tala: This is not a way to live, Leyla. It's not easy. It's not acceptable.
Leyla: We didn't break any rules last night, Tala.
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Little Feeling
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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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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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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