When Palestian mum Muna (Farah) and her teenage son Fadi (Muallem) emigrate to a remote corner of Illinois, they struggle to find their feet. But as the American occupation of Iraq plays out on their TV sets, they gradually start to negotiate their strange new life.
Likeable but lightweight, Dabis' emigration tale plays largely for laughs, sapping some of the drama from the storyline.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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