Towelhead Image
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

Summary: When Jasira's mother sends her to Houston to live with her strict Lebanese father, she quickly learns that her new neighbors find her and her father a curiosity. Worse, her budding womanhood makes her traditional and hot-tempered father uncomfortable. Lonely in this new environment, Jasira seeks friendship and acceptance from her neighbors Mr. Vuoso, an Army reservist, and Melina, a meddling but caring expectant mother. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Runtime: 124 min
Rating: Rated R for strong disturbing sexual content and abuse involving a young teen, and for language.
Production: Indian Paintbrush
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic
Home Release Date: Dec 30, 2008
Director Credit
Alan Ball Director
Writer Credit
Alan Ball Written For The Screen By
Alicia Erian Novel "Towelhead"
Principal Cast Credit
Aaron Eckhart Travis Vuoso
Peter MacDissi Rifat Maroun
Summer Bishil Jasira Maroun
Cast Credit
Carrie Preston Evelyn Vuoso
Chase Ellison Zack Vuoso
Chris Messina Barry
Cleo King Sales Clerk
D.C. Cody Middle School Jerk #2
Eamonn Roche School Photographer
Gemmenne de la Peña Denise
Irina Voronina "Snow Queen" Centerfold
Maria Bello Gail Monahan
Michael McShae Middle School Jerk #1
Robert Baker Mr. Joffrey
Soledad St. Hilaire Janitor
Producer Credit
Alan Ball Producer
Anne Carey Executive Producer
Christina Jokanovich Associate Producer
Peggy Rajski Executive Producer
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Ted Hope Producer
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