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Friday, May 18, 2012

I Can't Think Straight by Shamim Sarif, 2008 (PG-13)

Celebrating the 200th article of this blog! Yay!

with Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil, Nina Wadia, Anya Lahiri, Shamim Sarif, Amber Rose Revah, Daud Shah, Rez Kempton

When Tala (Lisa Ray) and Leyla (Sheetal Sheth) meet in London and begin to have feelings for each other, it's a problem. Tala's wealthy Middle Eastern family is currently planning her wedding, while Leyla is dating Tala's male friend. But as the forbidden feelings between the two women grow, they learn things about themselves that will change the course of their lives in this drama based on writer-director Shamim Sarif's autobiographical novel.

This is a funny romantic comedy. I watched it deceived by "The world unseen" by the same writer-director. I was impressed by the change of rhythm, the freshness, decisive tone, and the sense of humor that had this one, fast and witty dialogues on the middle east, totally politically incorrect. The acting is far better even if there are still some obvious moments in the story and a certain confusion on wether the characters are together in London, or some of them back in Lebanon. Anyway, interesting and charming, the magic works.


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