A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best friend back home. Suffering from homesickness, language difficulties and rejection at school, life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. As the two bond and become inseparable, they eventually hurt each other, and Ellie must find a way to restore their trust. Based on director Ela Thier's personal immigration experience, Foreign Letters is a film about poverty, prejudice, shame, and the healing power of friendship.Foreign Letters featuring Noa Rotstein and Dalena Le is streaming with subscription on Hoopla, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, streaming on Sundance Now, and 1 other. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (232 votes).
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#280 Ranked in Movies on Sundance Now
#3563 Ranked in Female Director Movies
#17528 Ranked in Comedy Movies
Foreign Letters has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (232 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.