Fantastic coming of age story by Alan Ball, one of the best films of 2008
What an amazing movie. Its still sinking in...I had a good feeling
about this one but I didn't know what I was in for...Towelhead aka
Nothing Is Private is Alan Ball latest film featuring Aaron
Eckhart,Peter Macdissi and Summer Bishil.Although the plot is based on
a novel, you can clearly see Alan Ball's influence and what he began in
American Beauty he mastered here. Summer Bishil plays Jasira Maroun, a
13-year-old Arab-American girl who's going trough puberty and exploring
her sexuality.Jasira is sent by her mother to Houston to live with her
father Rafit Maroun, a very strict Lebanese man. While trying to adapt
to her new life in the suburbs, Jasira has to deal with racist
classmates and her dad's lifestyle.Meanwhile she meets one of the
neighbors, an Army reservist and begins a dangerous relationship with
him.The performances were all top-notch.Its amazing how in such short
time so many characters were deeply explored.Summer Bishil should get
an Oscar for this ,unfortunaly I know this won't happen since the
academy only seems to notice the big budget Hollywoodesque films.Peter
Macdissi and Aaron Eckhart were great as well.I didn't knew Peter
Macdissie but he impressed me...as for Aaron Eckhart he just gets
better and better each movie.The film touches so many themes and
issues...and most of them still generate great controversy these days !
Its quite an overwhelming experience.
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she is very naive.
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Towel head was an amazing movie. Great casting also. I felt like i was with Jasira the entire movie..
hantunaria watch Mad Cowgirl movie
it's a good movie. awesome. my fav,,,summer.
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itt an awsomee movieee u'll enjoy itt.
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this is good movie.
luv this movie so much lol itz bout thiz lil gurl that s jus having her sexual exsprince...
Didacticism is alive and well and living in Hollywood
I was fortunate to view this movie in a cinema in the same weekend as I
saw a stage performance of Moliere's "The Learned Ladies" and a DVD of
"Memoirs of a Geisha". All three deal with the reaction of girls on the
brink of womanhood who react in different ways to the pressures society
has placed on them. Moliere was a favorite of Louis XIV in 1670, and
his treatment of these pressures is remarkably pertinent to out own
times. His play is instructive, as is "Towelhead". By drawing attention
to the girls' problems, these dramas are warning us of the way society
is treating young women. They are victims. Moliere uses farce and
poetry, "Towelhead" uses conflict and some wry humor. The Geisha
endures a life of conflict with no comic relief. All three shows
produce the same message: don't let this happen to you. "Towelhead" is
reputed to be autobiographical, and "Geisha" would appear to be so.
"Towelhead" is distinguished by some clever cinematography, let down
perhaps by some careless editing. Nevertheless, the actors'
performances are excellent, with most of the cast in roles that reveal
them as childish. The drama unfolds not by having them grow up, but by
having the protagonist mature and become decisive, just as did
Moliere's girl did. There is an outstanding performance by Toni
Collette as the pregnant neighbor who plays an important part in the