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Signature Move (2017)

Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

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Jennifer Reeder
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fawzia Mirza ... Zaynab
Shabana Azmi ... Parveen
Sari Sanchez ... Alma
Audrey Francis ... Jayde
Charin Alvarez ... Rosa
Molly Brennan Molly Brennan ... Killian
Mark Hood ... Milo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ox Baker Jr. Ox Baker Jr. ... Self - wrestling show
Molly Callinan Molly Callinan ... Ragina Cruz
Jacob Clapham Jacob Clapham ... Self - wrestling show
Minita Gandhi ... Hina
Brian G. Lawrie ... Referee
Jeez Loueez Jeez Loueez ... Ring Announcer
Mia Park ... Bookstore Customer
Malic White Malic White ... Security Bouncer
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Storyline

Zaynab is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago who takes care of her TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

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Taglines:

Life, Love, and Lady Wrestling

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Quotes

Parveen: You only do what you want. I've seen it all.
Zaynab: You haven't seen anything.
Parveen: I saw you with your friend.
Zaynab: You don't know anything.
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A Moving Film about Diversity, Romance, and Family
14 March 2017 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

Signature Move was well-received at its world premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. It is a beautiful film. As the director alluded to in her introduction, the film is a lesbian love story between a Pakistan- American Muslim immigration lawyer and Mexican-American bookstore owner in a peaceful diverse Chicago. Basically, it is about everything Donald Trump hates! More seriously, it is about a diverse multicultural melting pot where people of different cultures come together and learn from each other and grow and sometimes come to love each other. The film is well-acted and the script is quite subtle. I particularly enjoyed the performances of Fawzia Mizra as Zaynab and Shabbana Azmi as her mother. The family relationship as Zaynab gradually figures out how to share her true self with her traditional mother is compelling. There are parts of the story that are a little too predictable, but basically it very enjoyable and a great anecdote to today's mean-spirited political climate.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Urdu | Spanish

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,935, 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$31,551

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,551
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