#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Muna, a single mother in Ramallah, has applied for a visa to the US. When it comes, her son Fadi, an excellent student, convinces her they should go. After an incident at customs begins their exile badly, they join Muna’s sister and family in Illinois. Muna needs a job: although she has two degrees and 15 years’ experience in banking, she settles for work at White Castle, telling the family her job’s at a nearby bank. It’s spring, 2003, and the US invades Iraq. While friends come from unlikely places, Fadi meets prejudice at school. How he’ll respond to it and to American youth culture and how Muna will sort things out with her family are the rest of the story. Tragedy or hope?
Plot: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi, divorcée Muna Farah leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois — just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America’s disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna’s sister, Raghda, and brother-in-law, Nabeel.
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I loved Nisreen Faour’s performance.
In the heartfelt indy film, AMREEKA, one of the truly standout acting finds, is the beautifully performed role of Muna, played by Nisreen Faour – a divorced Palestinian woman, with a teenage son, Fadi (played by Melkar Muallem), who decides to leave their home country, and travel to America (actually, it was filmed in Canada).
Muna has several degrees, but, due them not being accepted, she must work at a White Castle.
Her son’s quiet, and, as is often the case – but worse – is picked on, as the ‘new kid,’ but, being Arab, at this time, the whole conflict between westerners and the Arab countries comes into play – with Fadi being use as the totem, for the ‘terrorist’ as well as the ’cause’ another classmate’s brother (a soldier) went into the military.
All through this hard, and difficult time of transition, Muna has an optimism, and chutzpa, and, a warmth, that had me wishing she was my mom.
I wasn’t planning to watch AMREEKA, but, after seeing the first few minutes, I became so engrossed in this determined woman to MAKE things work out for her, and her son, I watched it through. And, am happy I did.
You will be too.
Yell Faour for her “Amreeka” the beautiful performance
I am going to immigrate this film review into the unchartered waters of Punsylvania! OK, so I overdo the pun thang in my movie reviews. But it is America, a land of freedom & expression! So I will do the same in my review of the independent film “Amreeka”. Are you still with me? Or did you deport yourself to another entertainment medium? OK cool, you are still here! “Amreeka” stars Nisreen Faour as Muna Farah, a Ramallah single mother who moves to America with her teenage son Fadi. They move into the Illinois home of Muna’s sister Raghda Halaby and family. Muna and Fadi find the U.S. migration transition process difficult as they encounter injustices and prejudices. Muna is constantly denied jobs for banking employment, which was her occupation in Palestine. So she has no other choice but to follow the trails of Harold & Kumar and visit the White Castle; which is where she eventually finds employment. It becomes a very self-demeaning situation for Muna in not earning the Mula she originally thought she would earn as a U.S. banking associate. Muna lies to Fadi and Raghda & family by informing them that she works in a local bank. She should really work at White Lies Castle! On the other Ramallahian, Fadi is constantly bullied at school by a group of young boys because of his ethnicity. Writer-Director Cherien Dabis presents her Dabis tale on the prejudicial hardships that good-honest middle easterners face in immigrating to United States with an authenticity that does not make one feel sympathy for them but rather root for their success in the so-called “land of opportunity”. Nisreen Faour’s heartbreaking & courageous performance as Muna was very solid! The fabulous Faour could be saying to herself “I am rica” if she continues her acting proficiency and eventually gets offered lucrative roles. She carried the film from start to finish! Hiam Abbass’ supporting performance as sister Raghda was also worth noting and was not a “rag doll” effort. The Abbass also dove nicely into a deep supporting performance in 2008’s “The Visitor”. “Amreeka” does sometimes almost borders itself on plot boredom, but that never materializes primarily due to Nisreen Faour’s superlative starring performance. Visit “Amreeka” today! **** Good
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Director Cherien Dabis
Writer Cherien Dabis
Actors Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass
Country United States, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Awards 9 wins & 19 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm