YOU RESEMBLE ME – Review by Jennifer Green

You Resemble Me takes a standard trope – at-risk youth slipping into troubling behavior – one step further: its traumatized protagonist. Hasna, finds herself drawn to radical Islam via a smooth-talking cousin already wanted in connection to terrorism. Director Dina Amer is said to have turned down studio backing in order to maintain the creative freedom she wanted to make this combination of fiction, reenactment and documentary. It’s a compelling watch, though the experimental blend doesn’t entirely work.

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