Skip to main content

R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
At age 13, Jasira (Summer Bishil) lives with her mother, Gail (Maria Bello), in upstate New York, but is then sent to live with her rigid, emotionally distant Lebanese father, Rifat (Peter Macdissi), in Houston. Jasira, who is struggling with her emerging sexuality, finds herself subjected to the taunts of racist schoolmates, the sexual advances of her new boyfriend, Thomas (Eugene Jones), and the inappropriate yet titillating attentions of handsome, married neighbor Mr. Vuoso (Aaron Eckhart).

Cast: Summer Bishil , Aaron Eckhart , Peter Macdissi , Toni Collette , Maria Bello , Eugene Jones , Matt Letscher , Chase Ellison

Director: Alan Ball

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Independent

Towelhead (2007)

Release Date: September 12th, 2008|2 hr. 8 min.

watch now
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The heart of the movie is really in Jasira's moments with her father, a mass of contradictions that Macdissi plays with comic ferocity and genuine feeling. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    So disturbing it makes you uncomfortable watching it. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The potency of the acting is also undercut by leaden pacing and a sense of claustrophobia. show more

similar movies

  • Thirteen (2003)

  • Never Let Me Go (2010)

  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

  • Fierce People (2005)

  • Hallam Foe (2007)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X