Sunday, April 13, 2014

Just Like a Woman (2012)

Director: Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Bahar Soomekh. 87 min. Rated R. UK/USA/France. Drama.

Two women, an American (Miller, trying to prevent obscurity as an actress) and an Arab (Farahani, trying to break out of obscurity as an actress) end up together under astonishingly artificial and coincidental circumstances, and hit the road for a belly dancing gig. The contrived story with oh-so-intellectual deliberations about racism is told through some very boring dialogue, and one wonders if the only reason to make this movie wasn't the exotic concept of belly dancers in America, then what was. Stay away, because the very experience of watching this movie was exotic enough.

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