A giant bland-fest, unleashing a misfiring charm offensive in place of strong characterisation or a story that has a destination in mind.
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Consensus: A dramedy that's got a taste for the tragic as well as the poignantly comic, Amreeka adds a new sweetness to the hope and distress of the immigrant experience.
Theatrical Release: Sep 4, 2009 Wide
Box Office: $0.4M
Synopsis: A Palestinian single mom and her teenage son arrive in rural Illinois to escape a life of oppression, only to face the fallout from America's war on... A Palestinian single mom and her teenage son arrive in rural Illinois to escape a life of oppression, only to face the fallout from America's war on Iraq. [More]
Starring: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Alia Shawkat, Joseph Ziegler, Amer Hlehel, Selena Haddad, Jenna Kawar, Suheila Muallem, Brodie Sanderson, Andrew Sannie, Daniel Boiteau, Jeff Sutton, Miriam Smith, Glen Thompson, Mike O'Brien
Director: Cherien Dabis
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