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At Theaters: 12/26/2003 On Video: 3/30/2004
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 6 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 419998
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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Two desperate people—Massoud Amir Behrani, a once powerful and influential man in his native Iran reduced to menial jobs in the United States, and Kathy Nicolo, a recovering drug addict, with nowhere to turn—and their battle for ownership of a house, which threatens to destroy both of them.
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Drama - This is a very serious, very dark dramatic piece intended for an adult audience. There is sexual and violent content that makes the film inappropriate for a younger audience, but they would not be interested in the first place.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jennifer Connelly THE HULK, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, POLLOCK
Ben Kingsley TUCK EVERLASTING, SEXY BEAST
Dir/Prod/Wri: Vadim Perelman Feature Film Directorial Debut
Producer: Michael London THIRTEEN, THE GURU
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About The Production
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PROFANITY: 12 F-words, 3 S-words, 2 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: A sex scene with nudity; some non-sexual nudity..
VIOLENCE: A bloody shooting; attempted suicide; some smaller instances of violence.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco use.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: None.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 22 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
30+Adults (M)
9
About 50/50
78%
30+Adults (F)
13
About 50/50
85%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We were only able to collect 22 moviegoer opinions. About half of both the males and females really enjoyed this movie. Most of the remaining half rated it as "Good," which from our experience indicates an OK movie. So, you'll likely either enjoy the movie very much or you will at least think it's an OK movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The story of two people driven to desperate measures to claim ownership of a house. It is only a small bungalow in Northern California, but to Kathy Nicolo (Jennifer Connelly), it is the last vestige of hope for reclaiming a life that was nearly lost to addiction. When a bureaucratic error forces her eviction, Kathy is left homeless—helpless to stop the house from being sold at auction for a fraction of its worth.

The new owner, Massoud Amir Behrani (Ben Kingsley), sees the house as the fulfillment of the American Dream he has been pursuing since he fled Iran with his family years earlier. A former Colonel in the Iranian Air Force, Behrani has been reduced to working menial jobs to maintain a pretense of affluence. Now he pours the last of his life savings into the purchase of the house that will, at last, bring back the prosperity his family once knew.

As Kathy and Behrani's fight for the house escalates, Kathy finds an unlikely ally in the officer sent to evict her, Deputy Sheriff Lester Burdon (Ron Eldard), who becomes dangerously devoted to her cause. Caught in the maelstrom are Behrani's wife, Nadi (Shohreh Aghdashloo), and son, Esmail (Jonathan Ahdout).

What begins as a conflict over a small, rundown bungalow spirals into a clash of cultures that propels everyone involved towards an inescapable, and ultimately heartbreaking, climax.

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