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I Can't Think Straight

When Tala (Lisa Ray) and Leyla (Sheetal Sheth) meet in London and begin to have feelings for each other, it's a problem. Tala's wealthy Middle Eastern family is currently planning her wedding, while Leyla is dating Tala's male friend. But as the forbidden feelings between the two women grow, they learn things about themselves that will change the course of their lives in this drama based on writer-director Shamim Sarif's autobiographical novel.
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Netflix Rating: 3.6
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From the wince-inducing title onwards, the script is laughably bad, especially when it attempts seriousnes.
Sarah Cohen, Time Out  full review
 
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.
Susan Walker, Toronto Star  full review
 
Plugging the same two actresses into different Sapphic scenarios may be a valid filmmaking strategy but it can be an extremely boring one.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
 
Hw do they tell their boyfriends and parents that they're gay? Conventionally, that's how.
New York Post, New York Post  full review
 
In exploring the eternal conflict between love and duty in a fresh, provocative way, Sarif demonstrates that she is a filmmaker of exceptional promise.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Although she has made two films in rapid succession, Sarif shows no discernible aptitude for her new medium.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
 
The comedic touches are well wrought, but there's a lot of plodding, earnest discussion about Palestine and Israel, when the focus should be on the Lebanese. Sorry -- the lesbians.
Anna King, Time Out New York  full review
 
Every image seems to have been Scotchgarded.
Jim Ridley, Village Voice  full review
 
The film is too schematic by half and overflows with one-dimensional characters.
Variety Staff, Variety  full review
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