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I Can't Think Straight review

Poorly-acted drama that thinks it's deeper than it is

Can music save a film? A dynamic soundtrack certainly lifts this creaky Asia-flavoured dramedy which, crafty title aside, provokes more than a few frustrated gasps of “goodness gracious me”.

When Indian-born Leyla (Sheetal Sheth) kisses a girl and decides that she liked it, said girl (Water’s Lisa Ray) legs it back to Jordan, leaving Leyla to ponder the divisive powers of religion.

Deep stuff, then, but imbued with all the weight of a prawn cracker. Its explosive coming-out scene (“You said you wanted me to be happy!” “I lied!”) can’t compensate for car crash acting. Sadly, great sounding drivel is still drivel.

Josh Winning

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