A secret new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her complicated relationship with her recently widowed mother. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling.
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★★★½ review by Joan on Letterboxd
movie was okay but the theatre experience i had is probably one of the best one i had. i was in a room full of gay women & met this nice lesbian couple. one of them gave me a cookie from panera bread. it was good
★★★★ review by Leonora Anne on Letterboxd
The lesbian rom-com we've been waiting for.
More static, but also much more nuanced and chill than I expected.
Somehow this movie intercuts between a sweet lesbian romance, and quiet character development scenes for the main character's mom, but I was very much into the entire thing.
More movies by everyone involved here, please.
★★★½ review by Marian on Letterboxd
this is what i needed in 2017
★★★½ review by liv on Letterboxd
Ok this was so fun and relatable and then the credits said EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MICHAEL SHANNON... what an ally✨
★★★½ review by Nathan on Letterboxd
a little sad to see the peculiarities of Reeder's style diluted somewhat by someone else's script but like this story could not have come just from her obv and i'm grateful for the influence of the cowriter/producer/star in making it what it is
at times the heavily landing jokes or symbolism feel characteristic of reeder's blunt emotional directness, at times they feel more generally like clunky writing. probably it's not worth discerning between the two, whether it works or not is up to more than intentionality... i just miss the surrealism of Reeder's short films that allows those moments to work as well as they do there
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