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I Can't Think Straight (2008)

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

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You can only find true love when you're true to yourself 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:

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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: 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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Written and Performed by Leonie Casanova
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Highly Enjoyable Love Story
28 September 2012 | by christianhhSee all my reviews

If this were simply a story about your average, every day, star crossed lovers, one might describe it as a "chick flick". It is a romance with some comedic elements, but I doubt it can honestly be called a "romantic comedy". Instead, it is a rather simple love story that, toward the end, threatens to leave the viewer hanging. The characterizations by the two lead actresses is stunning and highly believable. They do not play their roles over the top, but in a somewhat subdued manner that is consistent with the behavior of women from their respective cultures. Even so, Tala (played by Lisa Ray) is something of a maverick in her opinions, outlook and something of a problem for her family even before she meets Layla. I fell in love with both the characters early in the film and they took me on an enjoyable ride.


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