Finding Fatimah movie review: dating while Muslim

MaryAnn’s quick take… There’s lots to like in this mostly sweet British Muslim rom-com. Pity, then, that it tries too hard, instead of trusting its characters, and sabotages itself. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Oh my goodness, it’s a romantic comedy about a guy who’s about to hit 30 and is desperate to get married. This is because he’s Muslim and hence coping with cultural and religious pressure to pair up, which sucks, but if women have to deal with this, it’s nice to see that turned upside down for once. (No one should have to deal with this, though.) But he’s not having much luck on the Internet dating scene in Manchester (the English one, not the New Hampshire one) because he’s divorced, which comes with
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