A bit exaggerated coming of age story that is also sexually disturbing and has racial prejudice
This film has some premise of "American Beauty" in it, I can also see a
little bit of "Samaritan Girl" girl thrown in it as well although it's
probably not intentional. But unlike the past 2 films this one has to
do more with a 13-year-old Lebanese American girl named Jasira(Summer
Bishil) who is experiencing the life of growing up in the suburbs. It
may not be great as "American Beauty" it's still a decent film that
also deals with prejudice in a American society, when the war in Iraq
was big. The film may not be engaging to some audiences cause, since
the premise is a bit exaggerated although there are people that act
similar to the characters in the film, it just felt a bit unnatural and
forced. And wow I never knew Texas was mostly full of douche bags
cause, the story takes place in Texas and just about everyone character
in the film is a douche bag. Especially Jasira's father who accuses
every white men to be racist against his Lebanese heritage, but is
equally races and talks too much trash about his ex-wife while being a
hypocrite. While her mother just tells her to shut her mouth and do
everything her father says since everything she does is wrong and
everything is her fault. Jasira's father is even more illogical than
drunk rednecks and even tries to go through her private belongings
while acting like he knows what is best for her while only caring about
his reputation that doesn't exist, he is basically a unfunny and more
retarded version of Borat. And the scene where he comes to get Jasira
from a white family after she runs away clearly shows his ignorance of
not wanting to see her with a white family, when he himself was married
to a white women and was fine with it when his wife tried to take her
away. Jasira's mother was pretty terrible too as a mother figure, she
basically treats her like a pet dog that she can kick out whenever she
want to and tries to get her back when she is lonely. In another words
she is a crazy whore that is full of crap and childish as well. I like
Aaron Eckhart and he is a great actor, but I thought his role didn't
really fit him very well since he is too likable, while playing a
pedophile that tries to convince himself of being good while taking
advantage of a 13 yr old girl and throwing quotes like "I would've
never done that thing to you if I'd knew you were still a virgin" like
that makes him a better person, but at the end I sort of understand why
he was good for the role. Jasira's boyfriend was also a douche bag that
only wants Jasira as a sex object while giving quotes to her like "So
let me know when it grows back. I can shave it for you again" like he
is doing her a favor. As a matter of fact the title Douche Bags is a
fitting name for this movie, although I doubt it will sell as well.
Even the kid Jasira babysitted who was played by Chase Ellison was
annoying and you just can't help yourself but watch him get run over,
he is a fine example why some people just don't want kids. However
fortunately Melina Hines acts closer to being a mother figure for
Jasira than her real mother ever was and plays a big part in the climax
of the film. This film wasn't even close to being good as "American
Beauty" but it was a good watch, I just wished it dealt with more of
Jasira's ethnicity and how she had to struggle cause of it instead of
constant sexually disturbing. And Jasira's naivety seemed exaggerated
as well cause she was intelligent enough to know what was really going
on. Seeing how over obedient Jasira is throughout most of the movie,
you can't help but wonder, what if she was replaced by the girl in the
movie "Thirteen" by Evan Rachel Wood. Despite that this is a daring
film with good human drama, it just isn't that engaging and the changes
in the characters near the end wasn't that believable.
gabbbbyxf watch X-Men movie
she is very naive.
denver.abriel.xo watch Ghosts Of Goldfield movie
Towel head was an amazing movie. Great casting also. I felt like i was with Jasira the entire movie..
hantunaria watch The Year Of Living Dangerously movie
it's a good movie. awesome. my fav,,,summer.
ilhaters watch Drive movie
itt an awsomee movieee u'll enjoy itt.
ridcore watch Zero Effect movie
this is good movie.
luv this movie so much lol itz bout thiz lil gurl that s jus having her sexual exsprince...
An extremely hard movie to watch. Funny and sexually disturbing.
How Can You Find Yourself if No One Can See You?
Plot: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a
bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
I got really, really, but I mean, really lucky to catch this at the
Deauville American Film Festival. Can you imagine it? I flew all over
to France to see Alan Ball's new movie. Well, I did it. Anyway, Nothing
is Private (or Towelhead, as it is called now) is the new film written
for the screen, produced and directed by Alan Ball and based upon the
novel Towelhead by Alicia Erian. Some people say this movie is a porno
and that is sick. But, I can, proudly, compare it with "American
Beauty" (also one of my favourite movies, also). You can call me
whatever you want and say that I'm nuts, but that's my point of view.
The film is set on the year 1991 on the Gulf War. When I first read the
novel I thought: Well, this doesn't looks like a book that no one will
ever adapt to the cinema. But, when I saw the film I thought: Oh, my
God! What a great adaptation of the book. And, besides, I really loved
American Beauty. And it has beautiful and hauntingly dark screenplay,
intelligent direction and superb performances. I mean, Summer Bishil's
performance is one of the most unforgettable ones of the last decade.
Some may find it offencive, but you have to have an open mind to watch
this. The most sexually explicit and disturbing movie I've ever seen
since Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut'. I correct; since Bernardo
Bertolucci's 'The Dreamers'. When you first watch this you feel like
gut-punched. But, if you can get over the whole movie, and you have an
open mind, you'll enjoy and love it. This is a true masterpiece. I
believe that with the direction, with the screenplay and with the
performances, this will get more than one Academy Award.
Verdict: One of the most daring, talking on a mature sexual way, movies
of the last 50 years. Stunningly satirical and darkly and shockingly
disturbing. A sexist teenage satire on the style of 'Juno' and 'Ghost
World'. A superb drama. Simply, a Great Movie. Quite disturbing, not
recommended to people that doesn't have an open criterion.
Nothing Is Private. Warner Independent Pictures. 2008. 116 min. UK: No
Certificate. US: R. Written for the screen and directed by Alan Ball.
Based upon the novel Towelhead by Alicia Erian. Starring: Aaron
Eckhart, Peter Macdissi, Summer Bishil, Maria Bello and Toni Collette..