Just Like a Woman tells the poignant tale of two women, barely more than casual acquaintances, who, upon escaping the prisons of their unhappy marriages, embark on a revealing journey of self discovery which leads them to the importance and true meaning of friendship. Mona, 26, an immigrant from North Africa, runs her in-laws' mini market in Chicago. She's married to Mourad, a man who can't stand up to his authoritarian mother. Mona is harassed by her mother-in-law because after five years of marriage, she hasn't be able to get pregnant, something that's considered a shame and a taboo in her culture.
Bonding over mutual dissatisfaction with their marriages and a shared love of bellydancing, friends Marilyn (Sienna Miller) and Mona (Golshifteh Farahani) leave Chicago together after fate takes hard turns for them both. Their destination is Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Marilyn has pinned her hopes for the future on winning a dance contest...and Mona's dreams of true independence hang in the balance. With Bahar Soomekh, Tim Guinee. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH).