Breaking Fast (2019)

Breaking Fast (2019)
5.7
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  • Not Rated
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release year: 2019 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Breaking Fast
  • Voted: 1525

Mo, a practicing Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.

#PersonCharacters
  • The 1 reviews by Muslim homophobes are so ironic and make the movie more powerful by 10

    Please go watch this movie, it has a very important story to tell, don't let the homophobes make think this is a bad production.

  • Sweet romantic movie by 8

    Being a straight English non Muslim woman I may not be the target audience for this film but seeing all the new negative reviews for this film, I felt that I had to stand up for this sweet movie as someone who has actually seen it. I am not usually one for romcoms either but a pandemic can do weird things to a person. This has been a go to for me during lockdown, being a gentle funny film to pass the time with. Not having a lot that I recognise in my actual life ie. the LA gay scene or Muslim life I found it to be quite respectful of the ideas of Islam in the way it shows a very demure love story with the American character having respect for the traditions of the Muslim character, calling him out on some of his assumptions but never disrespecting Islam itself, just sometimes questioning Mo's rigid ideas of how others should behave and to see things from their point of view. The idea of this being set in Ramadan has upset some reviewers but honestly it is a framework for the idea of making a connection and sharing an important part of your life with them.

  • Great movie by 10

    Great movie and a very touching story one of my favs this year

  • Wonderful Movie, Realistic and Romantic in Any Way! by 10

    This is what I call a nice Direction and not to mention the great acting of the main Cast. These 2 guys really made the script believable, full of good conversations, scenes and full of REAL LIFE.Also the work that put his best friend being so feminine and queer brought some "salsa" to this Film!Way To Go With This Romantic Gay Movie! Also Shows a new way where the Islam can see Gays in this new Century!

  • Breaking the fast each evening by 8

    Breaking Fast (2020) was written and directed by Mike Mosallam. The title is a pun, because it's not the action that's breaking fast. It's the fast that Muslims are breaking each evening during Ramadan.

    Haaz Sleiman plays Mo, a sincere gay Muslim who breaks up with his long-term Muslim partner. He then meets Kal, portrayed by Michael Cassidy .

    The plot of the movie is not whether Mo's family knows that he's gay. They know and accept this. The plot is whether Mo's family will accept a non-Muslim as Mo's partner.

    We saw this movie as part of Rochester's outstanding ImageOut LGBTQ Film Festival. It has a solid IMDb rating of 7.6. I agreed, and rated it 8.

#PersonCrew
1Mike Mosallamdirector
2Sarah Bazziproducer
3Bay Darizproducer
4Seth Hauerproducer
5Alex Lampsosproducer
6Davin Michaelsproducer