A few weeks ago, my best friend and I stopped by the AMC theatre to check out the new indie flick Mooz-lum. The story takes place in the weeks leading up to 9/11, and shows how a college freshman struggles with his identity as a Muslim. Although, the plot may seem a bit blah and predictable, I have to admit that that I have never seen anything like this. The emotions conveyed in the film are raw, unfiltered, and every character exudes a trait that we all can relate to. Told with a series of flashbacks, we see how the main figure Tariq (Evan Ross) loses and eventually finds himself in world that can be intolerable of “the others”
If you want a break from the countless 3D and unnecessary Hollywood remakes, then this is the film for you. The movie has a limited engagement in AMC theatres ( meaning, it will be on DVD and Blu-Ray by the time I publish this post), so hustle off to go see it asap.
P.S. Ladies, Evan Ross and his co-star, Kunal Sharmal, are reason enough to go see this movie. You can thank me later…