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  • Rating: PG-13 — for brief drug use involving teens, and some language
  • Director: Cherien Dabis   Cast: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Jenna Kawar
  • Running Time: 92 minutes
  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10


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Release Date

Sep 4, 2009

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Earnest indie drama about a Palestinian mother and son relocating to the American Midwest is full of the usual racist straw men and predictable fish-out-of-water scenarios, but Faour’s heartbreaking lead performance as a pudgy, overwhelmed mother is a revelation.


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