Watch: Martin Starr Takes the Lead in Trailer for 'Amira and Sam'

January 31, 2015

Amira & Sam

Though you may not know him by name, Martin Starr has been around for a little while. The young actor has been around for awhile, making his breakthrough in "Freaks and Geeks" and landing pivotal supporting roles in Knocked Up, Superbad, Adventureland and more recent TV shows like "Party Down" and "Silicon Valley." But now Starr is ready to take the lead role in Amira & Sam, in which he plays an Army veteran trying to get used to civilian life in New York City. But it's not just another PTSD drama as he strikes up a friendship with a soldier friend's niece (Dina Shihabi) and tries to keep her safe from immigration trouble.

Here's the first trailer for Sean Mullin's Amira & Sam from Drafthouse Films:

Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam is written and directed by Sean Mullin, making his feature debut. Sam (Martin Starr), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit’s former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), his war buddy’s niece; suspicious of soldiers, she wants nothing to do with him. However, when Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment. After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into more. Drafthouse Films released the film on VOD and in limited theaters this weekend. Well?

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Hollywood view of Islam or Muslims is so messed up!! why'd a Muslim woman wear a scarf and a short skirt (0:56)? weird combination! and more importantly why is she wearing scarf in bed?

Mazen K. on Jan 31, 2015


I don't know if this is something good, but there should be more movies like this, books like this, stories like this ... I will watch it, of course, since I'm sucker for a story with women caught in love ...

shiboleth on Feb 1, 2015


I can't tell you how much I've loved Martin Starr. Dude deserves to be a bigger star Seth Rogen.

ragethorn on Feb 2, 2015

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