Just Like A Woman
Just Like A Woman (2013)

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. Mona is harassed by her mother-in-law because after five years of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 2013
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times

Like belly-dancing itself, this drama is meant for the soul, not the mind - or as Marilyn's instructor commands, "Brains! Stop using them!"

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Just like its meaningless title, Rachid Bouchareb's disappointing drama evokes better works without developing any distinct identity of its own.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... completely falls apart amid a collection of heavy-handed cliches.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

The problem with the film, directed by France's Rachid Bouchareb from a script by Joelle Touma and Marion Doussot, is that the men are mostly one-dimensional louts.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Bouchareb fails to turn his outsider's point of view into new insights, and instead takes the easy route, falling back on familiar stereotypes in his tour of US misogyny and xenophobia.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Although branded throughout by a heavily mournful identification with these terribly wronged women's plights, the film is nevertheless silly in the extreme.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

This well-intentioned buddy-road-trip flick lacks the danger, the drama and the sex appeal that most moviegoers will be looking for.

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Miriam Bale
New York Times

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.

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian

Not enough happens on this empowerment road trip to fill even a sub-90-minute running time, and the climax resorts to trite, unearned melodrama.

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