Not Without My Daughter
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A fact-based thriller about a Michigan housewife, Betty Mahmoody (Sally Field), who has come to the Middle East with her young daughter (Sheila Rosenthal) and Iranian-born doctor husband (Alfred Molina). It's just a vacation, her husband promises. But soon the horrible truth surfaces. Betty's husband is a fanatically religious Islamic and doesn't intend to bring his family back to America...ever. Locked in the house, Betty pretends to embrace her husband's faith and persuades his family to allow her enough freedom to go to the market. There she meets an Iranian who is not totally possessed by his faith and who agrees to help her escape with her daughter. Based on a book by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer.
Very very Good movie...scary to think this really happens!!
Not without my daughter
Unfortunately its not the way the used to treat them because they still treat them like that. With that said it was a great movie.
I absolutely LOVE this movie. Sally Field is such a wonderful actress...very talented...very genuine. I loved her performance, the concept of the movie, the deliverance of the other actors/ess, and it was an interesting look at how religion in Iran dictates how ones life ought to be. But, this was set in 1984-6. I wonder how much has changed or simply remained the same.