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Towelhead

Rating:R (for strong disturbing sexual content and abuse involving a young teen, and for language)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:September 19, 2008
Running time:116 minutes
Cast:Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, Summer Bishil
Director:Alan Ball
Producer:Alan Ball, Ted Hope
Writer:Alan Ball, Alicia Erian
Distributor:Warner Independent Pictures (WIP)

Description: Jasira wants something she can't define: attention, love, acceptance or a normal life. Unfortunately, she doesn't know the right way to find it. When Jasira's mother exiles her to Houston to live with her strict, quick-to-anger Lebanese father, she quickly learns what aspects of herself to suppress in front of him. In private, however, she conducts her sexual awakening with all the false confidence that pop culture and her neighbor's magazines have provided. The result is a funny, dark, bold and harrowing look at the confusion and misguided exploration of youth in America's track houses, public schools and suburban wastelands.

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