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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.

Director:

Sean Mullin

Writer:

Sean Mullin
10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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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:

$3,756, 6 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,849, 8 March 2015
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Stellar indie-flick that avoids most typical cheesy romance clichés
11 February 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

A nice surprise about 2 very different characters one an ex-army American soldier man and one Muslim refugee woman.

With that set-up this could have turned out to be just any typical rom-com fare but it avoids doing that by keeping a great sense of realism throughout the movie with characters and developments that all seem natural.

As a big 'Freaks and Geeks' fan from my youth it's nice to see yet another Apatow 'family member' get his shot at the limelight, in this case Martin Starr who played the lovable geek with massive glasses; Bill Haverchuck in the series.

And he handles the lead-role splendidly with natural charisma as does his love interest in the movie Dina Shihabi as Amira.

All in all a small independent drama-comedy that succeeds at being funny and dramatic when it's supposed to be, a slice of life type of movie.


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