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Shirin In Love (2014)



Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 6

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Love has no borders and therein lies the premise of the hilarious, new Iranian-American romantic comedy "Shirin in Love." Nazanin Boniadi plays Shirin, an absent-minded, young Iranian-American living in "Tehrangeles" (the large Iranian community in Los Angeles) with her overbearing mother and empathetic father. Despite being engaged for years to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself breaking loyalty and tradition when she falls in love with a mysterious


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Ramin Niami

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There's a glint of a clever idea here, but writer-director Ramin Niami's reliance on tired rom-com tropes only serve to drag down the film, which plays out like a Harlequin romance.

March 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Too bad you must endure dialogue that's sappy and a story that's drippy.

March 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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Although Boniadi makes Shirin nearly as likable as she's supposed to be, writer- director Ramin Niami's movie is crudely contrived and sloppily edited.

March 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Apart from its Iranian-American milieu, this innocuous romantic comedy is strictly formulaic.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
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The only possible reaction to an amateurish romance like "Shirin in Love" is: Do the filmmakers think we're all idiots?

March 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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There's very little to distinguish this from every other characterless rom-com with a demographically marketable hook.

March 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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From the choppy pacing to the grating soundtrack to the flat visual style, Shirin in Love fails on almost every level.

March 19, 2014 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly
Las Vegas Weekly

My Big Fat Iranian Wedding!

March 15, 2014 Full Review Source: Baret News
Baret News

"Shirin in Love" blends tangy romantic comedy and tart social satire into a cinematic cocktail that's pleasingly off-beat, warm-spirited and knowing.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source:

An empty shell of a movie that goes nowhere, invokes no warm feelings, and accomplishes nothing.

March 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Shirin in Love, like its protagonist, looks ditzy at first but quickly becomes a thinking woman's romantic comedy, making a lie of recent media claims that the genre is defunct.

March 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Love almost seem ashamed of its heritage, electing shed its personality to make a movie we've all seen a hundred times before.

March 12, 2014 Full Review Source:

A pallid romantic comedy possessed of neither imagination nor heart, it stumbles, like its star, from one familiar setpiece to another with a kind of dutiful, joyless resignation.

March 11, 2014 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
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