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Towelhead (2008 movie)

5 Ratings: 1.6
A movie directed by Alan Ball

Alan Ball, who won an Oscar for his AMERICAN BEAUTY screenplay and an Emmy for the hit cable series SIX FEET UNDER, which he created, makes his feature-film directorial debut with the controversial TOWELHEAD. Set around the time of the first Gulf war, … see full wiki

Director: Alan Ball
Release Date: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Towelhead (2008 movie)
review by . November 18, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Young teen sex and sexuality handled very maturely     Cons: Acting is weak at best, very little to interest the eyes     The Bottom Line: <i>Towelhead</i> takes on the difficult mantel of young teen sexuality and while it is written maturely, the presentation is weak to the point of embarrassing.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Towelhead is a difficult movie to watch. The …
review by . April 11, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
The movie illustrates what happens when people use hate language, when they call another person this, when they can't see the humanity in the other person. They can't look into another person's eyes and see a brother, a sister... but I see what is different, what is other than me, what is misunderstood, what is to be feared. This is Alan Ball discussing Towelhead in the second bonus feature on the DVD.    This film confused and disturbed me during the first 7/8 of the film. At …
review by . January 04, 2009
TOWELHEAD may have been the successful title of the novel by Alicia Erian on which this daring movie was based, but it seems that the title could have been altered to focus on the real issues writer/director Alan Ball addresses. The audience for a film based on variations of child abuse and racism and prejudice and dismembered parenting and the physical coming of age of our youth may be small, but for those who had the courage to view TOWELHEAD either in the theater release or on DVD, the rewards …
review by . November 23, 2008
"Towelhead"    Dark, Bold and Funny    Amos Lassen    Jasira is a 13 year old Arab-American girl who is beginning the road to adolescence and sexual awakening. When her mother sends her to Houston to live with her Lebanese father who is very strict, Jasira quickly realizes that she is regarded by neighbors as something different. Her father has no patience for her as she goes through puberty and in her loneliness she reaches out to her …
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