In a new trailer for Amira and Sam, Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi sparkle as a very unexpected romantic couple.
Here's the official synopsis:
Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira and Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin, and follows Sam (Martin Starr, Freaks & Geeks, Silicon Valley), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit's former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), his war buddy's niece; suspicious of soldiers, she wants nothing to do with him. However, when Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment.
After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into something more. Meanwhile, Sam's cousin Charlie (Paul Wesley, Before I Disappear, The Vampire Diaries) offers him a lucrative opportunity at his hedge fund, helping to secure wealthy veterans as new clients. However, all is not as it seems, and Amira and Sam soon find themselves faced with mounting obstacles in order to stay together.
In my review of the movie, I concluded: "As Amira and Sam plays out, it feels like a lightweight, humorous, pleasant rom-com that gradually gains deeper meaning and significance. The full effect is not felt until the credits begin to roll, and continues to detonate long after the screen goes dark."
So, yes, I'm a big fan of the movie. As further incentive for veterans, Drafthouse Films is offering a special "Military Date Night" promo for opening weekend to all active duty military and veterans who will be able to bring a date to Amira and Sam for free! Details can be found here.
You can watch the trailer below. The film opens in select theaters in the U.S. via Drafthouse Films tomorrow (Friday, January 30) and will also be available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms. Visit the official site for more information.