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Amira & Sam (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 January 2015 (USA)
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An army veteran's unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with the prospect of deportation.

Director:

Sean Mullin

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Sean Mullin
10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Martin Starr ... Sam
Dina Shihabi ... Amira
Paul Wesley ... Charlie
Laith Nakli ... Bassam
David Rasche ... Jack
Ross Marquand ... Greg
Taylor Wilcox Taylor Wilcox ... Claire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shokri Amirali Shokri Amirali
Claire Byrne ... Simone
Teddy Cañez ... Officer Velez
James Chen ... Donnie
Ben Cole ... Erik
Bruce Davis Bruce Davis ... Officer Lynch
Susan DiStaulo Susan DiStaulo ... Party Guest
Kate Easton ... Donna Thorpe
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An army veteran's unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with the prospect of deportation.

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The only place they belong is together

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Romance Proibido See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,756, 6 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,849, 8 March 2015
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Jack: Pretty fucking funny.
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This is a movie you shouldn't miss
5 June 2014 | by ps-19-376465See all my reviews

Sam and Amira is extremely well done and touches on the issues of Immigration, and re- entry of our soldiers coming back from war. It is also a love story that develops in a very nice and complex way thru the movie. Martin Starr in his first leading man role does a fantastic job and is very believable. His character has a moral code that he sticks to even though he is given numerous opportunity and reason to trade against his values. Amira who is played by Dina Shihabi does a phenomenal job in her first leading role as the reluctant love interest while dealing with her own immigration challenges and discrimination coming from all sides. Paul Wesley is great as a Wall Street type working on the edges of the system trying to help/use his cousin to further his own ambitions. The movie is written and directed by Sean Mullin who himself is a West Point graduate and served this country at Ground Zero. He does a masterful job telling this story with all it's complexities and adding humor as the movie is very funny. Especially the back and forth between Sam and Amira. I saw the Premier at the Seattle Film Festival.


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