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Just Like a Woman (2013)

Just Like a Woman

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

July 05, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

88 min.

Studio

Cohen Media Group

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Rachid Bouchareb

Producer

Allen Bain, Rachid Bouchareb, Jesse Scolaro, Jean Brehat

Screenwriter

Rachid Bouchareb, Marion Doucet, Jouelle Touma

Starring

  • Sienna Miller as Marilyn
  • Golshifteh Farahani
  • Roschdy Zem
  • Tim Guinee
  • Bahar Soomekh

Story


Mona, 26, an immigrant from North Africa, runs her in-laws' mini market in Chicago. She's married to Mourad, a man who can't stand up to his authoritarian mother. Marilyn, 29, is a receptionist at a computer repair company. Her marriage with Harvey is on the ropes. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is her belly dance, a passion shared by Mona. One morning, Mona's mother-in-law is found dead in her bed. Mona realizes that she mixed the wrong dose while preparing her medicine. Realizing that she might be accused of murder, Mona runs away and flees Chicago by bus. With nothing left to lose, Mona decides to go to Santa Fe to enter a contest hoping to join a famous belly dance company.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..just like its meaningless title, Rachid Bouchareb's disappointing drama evokes better works without developing any distinct identity of its own..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..a multicultural mini-Thelma and Louise but far duller than that description implies, Just Like a Woman peddles feminist empowerment with one-note didacticism..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]
“..but it's a shame Ms. Miller has to try so hard, to grimace so much, to add emotional embellishment to compensate for a weak script..”
by Miriam Bale [New York Times]