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Release Date: September 12, 2008Running Time: 116 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $371,446.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama

Cast:

Aaron Eckhart

Toni Collette

Maria Bello

Summer Bishil

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Summary:
When Jasira, a 13-year-old Arab-American girl, is exiled by her mother to live with her strict Lebanese father in Houston, she quickly learns that her new neighbors find her and her father odd and exotic. Worse, her budding womanhood makes her traditional and hot-tempered father uncomfortable. Lonely in this unfamiliar environment, Jasira seeks to connect with those around her and finds both comfort and cruelty. Discovering that her ethnicity and newfound sexuality make her a target, Jasira must confront racism and hypocrisy both at home and at school. Jasira is drawn to her Army reservist neighbor, Mr. Vuoso, who captivates her attention with his stacks of men's magazines and confusing swee... Full Summary >>

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