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The Persian Version

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dazzling Iranian family tale enriches, entertains; cursing.

Movie R 2023 107 minutes
The Persian Version Movie Poster: Leila and Shireen dance together, with Leila looking at Shireen with a smile; more characters dance behind them

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Cinema is getting better and better at welcoming international, queer, and female stories, and thank goodness -- because Maryam Keshavarz' comedic family drama is all three in one. Absolutely funny, completely devastating, and hard-cry heartwarming, The Persian Version has a modern filmmaking approach that involves animation and dance numbers, with the light tone bringing balance to the heavier, more emotional scenes. Moviegoers of all backgrounds will be the better for seeing this edgy but fun, feel-good movie. Its fresh take on what it means to be an American will leave you smiling -- and hopefully open a door for mothers and daughters to see and appreciate each other for both their similarities and their differences.

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