2 stars because this film is well produced, I thought well acted, glossy and obviously had a good budget. That's about where the good things stop. It says comedy on the box but they obviously forgot to put it in the film. Where are the laughs? There is no farce in it. The mother is awful. Just bitter without any redeeming aspects to her. She is not like the mother in Torch Song Trilogy. They have just transferred the Jewish possessive mother onto a Muslim mother but took the fun out of it.
Maybe the last 30 minutes redeemed the film. I never got that far and had to give up.