Amreeka

Amreeka ( 2009 imdb ) is a reasonable film about an emmigrant mother and son who leave the Bethlehem to go and live in the US. The two move to Illinois at the start of the Gulf War. There reaction to and integration into US society is looked at. It’s an admirable film but it doesn’t have a strong enough narrative to drive it or that much difference from other films and tv shows about being an immigrant. The film might have been better as a tv show. It would have given the characters more time to develop and would have allowed a longer look at the issues that confront immigrant. None the less, it’s not a bad film.

3/5

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