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Sam & Amira

as Charlie

Released on May 30, 2014 (US)
Directed by Sean Mullin
Written by Sean Mullin
Also starring Martin Starr, Dina Shihabi
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
MPAA Rating: Currently unrated

To help adjust to coming home from war, former Green Beret, Sam Seneca, takes a stab at a life-long dream: stand-up comedy. He also lands a high-paying job working for a Wall Street firm, run by his cousin Charlie Wesley. Amira fled Iraq after her brother was killed by U.S. soldiers. She’s an illegal immigrant, living with her uncle Bassam, who was Sam’s interpreter. Amira has a run-in with the police and so Sam takes her under his wing. Despite their differences, Sam and Amira share a common bond as outsiders. The more time they spend together, the harder it is for them to combat their feelings for one another. Meanwhile, Sam becomes entangled in Charlie’s investment scheme and Amira’s trouble with the law escalates to the brink of deportation. As the film builds to a climax, Sam has an epiphany: even though he’s the one who went off to war, it’s his country that’s lost its mind. In order to save Amira from being deported, he’s forced to risk everything he fought so hard to defend.