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Not Without My Daughter Review


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Hey, Sally Field, Ayatollah not to go to Iran!

OK, OK. Not Without My Daughter is a deadly serious story, but what can I say? Sometimes I find it hard to take Sally Field seriously, especially when she's racing around the dark streets of Teheran with her eternal baby face framed by a Muslim head scarf. It's a strange situation for sure, but it's not fiction. The events depicted here are based on a true story, as they say.

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Crazy/beautiful Review


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Just going on the sassy and jangly rock-filled MTV ad campaign for crazy/beautiful, you'd think that this teen flick was just another She's All That-style adolescent love story about the popular kid and the misfit, but this is not just another happy-go-lucky clone. While the writing may be a little too self-indulgent with its message-laden speeches, crazy/beautiful is pretty brave in the subjects it takes on, and does its best to avoid many teen movie conventions.

Nicole (Kirsten Dunst) is the privileged daughter of a congressman (Bruce Davison) who remarried to start a new family after Nicole's mother's suicide. Traumatized and emotionally alone, Nicole is always in trouble, and makes a defiant play for wrong-side-of-the-tracks Carlos (Jay Hernandez from MTV's Undressed soap), a hard-working straight-A Latino who commutes two hours from East Los Angeles to the Nicole's ritzy Pacific Palisades high school.

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