Stellar indie-flick that avoids most typical cheesy romance clichés
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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