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Naz & Maalik (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.


Jay Dockendorf
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerwin Johnson Jr. Kerwin Johnson Jr. ... Naz
Curtiss Cook Jr. ... Maalik
Annie Grier Annie Grier ... Sarah Mickell
Ashleigh Awusie ... Cala
Anderson Footman Anderson Footman ... Daniel Al Azwar
Bradley Brian Custer Bradley Brian Custer ... Gun Salesman / Cop (as Bradley Custer)
Nils Riess Nils Riess ... Homeless Man in Scrubs
Md. Ghyas Uddin Md. Ghyas Uddin ... Potion Proprietor (as Gias Uddin)
Lucinda Carr ... The Potion Angel
Bari Hyman ... Passerby #1
Ibrahim Miari Ibrahim Miari ... Imam
Monee Potter Monee Potter ... Homeless Woman
David M. Farrington ... Yuppie
K'Sandra Sampson K'Sandra Sampson ... Naz's Mom
James Roach James Roach ... Subway Bag Man


Two first-generation African-American Muslim teens,close friends,classmates, partners + something more have their Friday + potentially their entire lives, ruined by surveillance as their ambiguous + secretive relationship sets off flags among the bureaucrats still fighting the War on Terror in the far-flung outpost of Bed-Stuy. Written by Monciana

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An unbelievably bad film
2 April 2016 | by DCLastcolonySee all my reviews

So bad in fact it is hard to believe movie pay sites like the new pay Vimeo and Amazon Video on Demand would hoodwink people into paying for this film. One wants to support independent film-makers to be sure and young actors need to be encouraged, but the script of this film above all is so bad, it drags everything in the film down with it. There are so many scenes in the film that are not only boring and clichéd but totally irrelevant to the main story line and character development. In addition, there are just far too many repetitive scenes, such as on the street and in stores. The theme of the film -- two young Muslim men in New York who bond with each other and love each other -- has possibilities to be sure, particularly for a general American audience unfamiliar with Islam. But the theme is completely wasted in this effort.

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