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Towelhead (Nothing Is Private) (2007)

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Jasira Maroun
Maria Bello Maria Bello
Gail Monahan
Peter Macdissi Peter Macdissi
Rifat Maroun
Robert Baker Robert Baker
Mr. Joffrey
Eamonn Roche Eamonn Roche
School Photographer
Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart
Travis Vuoso

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An average movie

3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 11 23:08
Honestly, I had no idea what this movie was about so I seriously didn't know what to expect from it. Eventually, when the end credits rolled out, I discovered it was directed by Alan Ball, the creator of 'Six Feet Under', one of my favorite TV shows ever, and this was his directing debut. Well, even though it was an intriguing tale about the sexual awakening of a very young girl, it was also one h... read more
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Description: "Towelhead" follows the dark, bold and shockingly funny life of Jasira, a 13-year-old Arab-American girl, as she navigates the confusing and frightening path of adolescence and her own sexual awakening. When Jasira's mother sends her to Houston to live with her strict Lebanese father, she quickly learns that her new neighbors find her and her father a curiosity. Worse, her budding womanhood makes her traditional and hot-tempered father uncomfortable. Lonely in this new environment, Jasira seeks friendship and acceptance from her neighbors Mr. Vuoso, an Army reservist, and Melina, a meddling but caring expectant moth ... (more)
Release date: 26 September 2008
Tags: Drama (5), Coming Of Age (3), Teenage (2), Race (2), 2000s (2), 2007 (2), Book Adaptation (1), (1)
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