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Amira & Sam (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 January 2015 (USA)
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An army veteran's unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with the prospect of deportation.

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Sean Mullin

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Sean Mullin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Martin Starr ... Sam
Dina Shihabi ... Amira
Paul Wesley ... Charlie
Laith Nakli ... Bassam
David Rasche ... Jack
Ross Marquand ... Greg
Taylor Wilcox Taylor Wilcox ... Claire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shokri Amirali Shokri Amirali
Claire Byrne ... Simone
Teddy Cañez ... Officer Velez
James Chen ... Donnie
Ben Cole ... Erik
Bruce Davis Bruce Davis ... Officer Lynch
Susan DiStaulo Susan DiStaulo ... Party Guest
Kate Easton ... Donna Thorpe
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An army veteran's unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with the prospect of deportation.

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The only place they belong is together

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Romance Proibido See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,535, 1 February 2015

Gross USA:

$31,849

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,849
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Jack: Pretty fucking funny.
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Refreshing, funny, sweet and thought provoking.
20 October 2014 | by henrygbatesSee all my reviews

I'm not into romantic comedies, but I caught this movie at the Woodstock Film Festival and was blown away. The characters are all treated with respect and compassion. The dialog and timing are spot on and typical preconceptions about combat vets and Iraqi refugees are effectively challenged. Sam, the recently discharged vet, is presented as a real person trying to adjust to civilian life not a macho or tortured stereotype. Amira, the Iraqi refugee and niece of Sam's Iraqi translator, is charming and vulnerable under her tough veneer. The actors, Martin Starr (Sam), Dina Shihabi (Amira), Laith Nakli (Amira's uncle) and Paul Wesley (Sam's cousin), are all well-cast and excellent. The chemistry between Sam and Amira is effective. Director- Screenwriter, Sean Mullin, has done an outstanding job in his first feature film.


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