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I Can't Think Straight  (2009 - English)

I Can't Think Straight cumulative rating: 3.5 out of 53.5/5 (4 users)

I Can't Think Straight critics rating: 2.4 out of 5 2.4/5 (4 critics)

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I Can't Think Straight, written and directed by Shamim Sharif, is a lesbian love story, but one that's stereotypical in its plot and amateurish in its treatment. Lisa Ray stars as Tala, the daughter of a Jordanian tycoon, who's been engaged four times and all set to take the plunge with her current boyfriend when she meets Leyla, a British-Indian writer (played by Sheetal Sheth) with whom she develops a fast friendship. more

A gay love story, I Can't Think Straight is novelist/filmmaker Shamim Sharif's effort to bring the issue 'out' into the mainstream. The story is about newly engaged Tala (Lisa Ray), a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian origin, and Leyla (Sheetal Sheth), a young British Indian woman, who is dating her best friend Ali. Tala, a Christian, and Leyla, a Muslim, are attracted to each other and end up together. That's what romantic films peddle anywaymore

A girl who is engaged to be married realises that she doesn't actually love the man she is with, at least as much as she should to commit herself to spending a lifetime with him. It's happened before right? In the movies as well as real life? No big deal. What if there was another man in the equation? Still happens. Still no big deal. So what if the 'other man' was a woman? The implications of such a situation are explored by the filmmakers of I Can't Think Straightmore

Tala (Ray) is born to a privileged Palestinian family living in Jordan. She's their resident runaway bride and has a reason for every one of those 'escapes'. She meets good friend Ali's gal pal Leyla (Sheth), an outspoken Indian Muslim living in Britain. The two connect sooner and far deeper than anyone expected. Until reality and responsibility causes Tala to not follow her heart. Leyla, in the meantime, comes out to her parents.more