Amira & Sam is the latest Rom-Com from Drafthouse Films, telling the story of Sam, a veteran trying to readjust to civilian life, and Amira, an Iraqi woman trying to make it on her own in America. When Amira is threatened with deportation, she ends up living with Sam, a friend of her brother from the military. Then they hit it off, because it’s a romantic comedy!
Unfortunetly, Amira & Sam looks so lukewarm. I do think the trailer is sorta cute with its self-aware references to other romantic comedy movies, but other than that Amira & Sam looks pretty uninspired. Regardless of what I think though, Amira & Sam will release in theaters on January 30th, 2015.