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Apron Strings (2008)

Celebrity Chef Anita hasn't seen her family for twenty years. That is until her son Michael decides to do some soul searching and track down his aunt.

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Sima Urale
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laila Rouass ... Anita
Scott Wills ... Barry
Jennifer Ludlam ... Lorna
Nathan Whitaker ... Michael
Leela Patel Leela Patel ... Tara
Jodie Rimmer ... Virginia
Kate Harcourt ... Nan
Peter Elliott ... David
Gary Young ... Minh
Vandana Minhas Vandana Minhas ... Preet
Nimi Bedi Nimi Bedi ... Mrs Rai Kaur
Paul Glover ... Mutt
Barry Te Hira Barry Te Hira ... Jay
Helene Wong Helene Wong ... Mrs Tran
Edwin Wright ... Anita's Director
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Celebrity Chef Anita hasn't seen her family for twenty years. That is until her son Michael decides to do some soul searching and track down his aunt.

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Sometimes letting go is the best embrace.

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Drama

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English | Punjabi

Release Date:

August 2008 (New Zealand) See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,351
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Motherhood, community, religion and Laila Rouass.
11 September 2008 | by doug-697See all my reviews

This is a drama that focuses on two New Zealand families. A Muslim family in which two sisters have been estranged for years and the son of one of the sisters who tries to build a relationship with the aunt he's never met. A Caucasian family consisting of a mother, her pregnant daughter and the 35-year-old, in-debt, lay-about son who still lives with her. Both story lines are very involving, intertwine somewhat with each other, involving you in their lives and building to the two simultaneous dramatic climaxes.

I saw this at the 2008 Toronto International Film festival and while it is a serious movie and has much to say about motherhood, family, community, racism and sexuality, it's not a morose or preachy film. It's quite entertaining.

One other thing.... guys, it might be considered a chick-flick, but the actress, Laila Rouass, is the most beautiful woman you'll see in any movie, including any "action" movie you might be considering,


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