I Can't Think Straight
I Can't Think Straight (2008)

Shamim Sarif's autobiographical novel serves as the inspiration for this film directed by the author, and concerning two women from deeply diverse backgrounds who discover that the love between them is too powerful to deny. Tala (Lisa… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sarah Cohen
Time Out

From the wince-inducing title onwards, the script is laughably bad, especially when it attempts seriousnes.

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New York Post

Hw do they tell their boyfriends and parents that they're gay? Conventionally, that's how.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The writing and direction is often clumsy and there are wobbly performances... but Ray and Sheth have engaging screen presences and real chemistry.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Buildings and their interiors fare a lot better in this sumptuously lensed and set-designed film. That's because they don't have to talk or act.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

In exploring the eternal conflict between love and duty in a fresh, provocative way, Sarif demonstrates that she is a filmmaker of exceptional promise.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

If the plot is cheese, it never rises above the level of a Dairylea triangle

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Plugging the same two actresses into different Sapphic scenarios may be a valid filmmaking strategy but it can be an extremely boring one.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Although she has made two films in rapid succession, Sarif shows no discernible aptitude for her new medium.

Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

She is still some way short of making a movie that deserves a ticket-buying audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
A fascinating movie that centralizes on the companionship and budding romance between two women. Tala and Leyla are first introduced to each other during a… More
Ina S
Funny, heartwarming and downright sexy. Yes, technically this would probably not entirely deserve 5 stars (the dialogue seemed a bit forced at times, the low… More