Sean Mullin's Amira & Sam, out from Drafthouse Films, is one of the best romances of the past decade, a film so surprising and funny that it elevates the very idea of a romantic comedy.
It's a story of two outcasts who find home in each other: Sam (Martin Starr), the unsuccessful stand-up comedian and soldier newly home from multiple tours overseas, and Amira (Dina Shihabi), the rebellious and vibrant Iraqi immigrant who gets busted for selling pirated DVDs and must run from the law. Sam's dry, Amira's animated; Sam flies under the radar and Amira demands attention. Together, they're one hell of a memorable couple, one of the greats.
To celebrate their upcoming Valentine's Day Twitter watch party (more details below), Mullin, Starr and Shihabi listed their favorite onscreen couples for BAD.
Sean Mullin's favorite movie couples:
Celine and Jesse, the Before trilogy
Rocky and Adrian, Rocky
Marty and Clara, Marty
Cahit and Sibel, Head-On
Guy and Girl, Once
Dina Shihabi's favorite movie couples:
Jack and Rose, Titanic
Bridget and Mark, Bridget Jones's Diary
Julianne and George, My Best Friend's Wedding
Allie and Noah, The Notebook
Molly and Sam, Ghost
Martin Starr's favorite movie couples:
Harold and Maude, Harold and Maude
Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie and Clyde
Thelma and Louise, Thelma & Louise
Turner and Hooch, Turner & Hooch
Benny and Joon, Benny & Joon
AMIRA & SAM Valentine's Day Twitter Watch Party
Join Martin Starr (@MartinStarr), Dina Shihabi (@DinaShihabi), Paul Wesley (@PaulWesley) and writer/director Sean Mullin (@SeanChrisMullin) for the AMIRA & SAM "Valentine's Day Twitter Watch Party" on Saturday, February 14 at 4:00 PM ET. They will watch the film and live tweet their commentary. Start the film at 4:00 PM ET on 2/14 and join in with them on Twitter using #AmiraAndSam