• Amreeka (2009)

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Release Date: September 4th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 12th, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

A vivacious Palestinian woman (Nisreen Faour) and her teenage son (Melkar Muallem) cope with culture clash and more as they try to build a new life in rural Illinois.

Cast: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Jenna Kawar, Selena Haddad, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Joseph Ziegler

Director: Cherien Dabis

Genres: Comedy drama

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A heartwarming film, not a political dirge. Much of this warmth comes from the actress Nisreen Faour. show more

  • 88
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    This slice of American life, as seen through the eyes of Palestinian immigrants, is nuanced, engaging and authentically observed. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Dabis, a Palestinian-American, has thoroughly re-energized the genre with refreshing wit, honest emotions, incisive observations and a perfect cast. show more

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