Leto produkcije: 2012 Država: ZDA, Belgija, Velika Britanija, Francija, Katar Žanr: drama, film ceste Režija: Rachid Bouchareb Scenarij: Joelle Touma, Marion Doussot Igrajo: Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Tim Guinee, Roschdy Zem Prijateljici v težavah se podata na pot iz Chicaga v Santa Fe. Marilyn, ki je ostala brez službe in je zapustila moža, sanja o zmagi na tekmovanju v trebušnem plesu, Mona pa skriva precej hujši razlog za pustolovščino, saj je na begu pred policijo, ki sumi, da je umorila taščo. Ženski, ki izhajata iz povsem različnih kulturnih okolij, na poti skozi prostrano državo spoznavata drug drugo ter na lastni koži občutita moški šovinizen in predsodke. Zasnova filma spominja na legendarni film ceste Thelma in Louise Ridleya Scotta, čeprav ne gre tako globoko v seciranje ženskega pogleda na moški svet. Prijeten film, ki ni čisto brez soli, ob katerem bo lahko uživala cela družina. V glavnih vlogah igrata Sienna Miller, anglo - ameriška kraljica romantičnih komedij in Golshifteh Farahani, iranska igralka, ki jo je v svetovno orbito izstrelil film Telo laži, spet Ridleya Scotta.
Mona (Golshifteh Farahani), 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 been able to get pregnant, something that's considered a shame and a taboo in her culture. Marilyn (Sienna Miller), 29, is a receptionist at a computer repair company. Her marriage with Harvey is on the ropes. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is her belly dance class, a passion shared by Mona. Dancing at family gatherings lifts her spirits up and makes her forget the misery of her daily life. Marilyn shops at Mona's mini-market. They've become friends. One morning, Mona's mother-in-law is found dead in her bed. Mona realizes that she mixed the wrong dose while preparing her medicine. Realizing that she might be accused of murder, Mona runs away and flees Chicago by bus. Marilyn loses her job because of the recession. When she gets home, she finds out that her husband is cheating on her. With nothing left to lose, Mona decides to go to Santa Fe to enter a contest hoping to join a famous belly dance company. Mona and Marilyn run into each other on a rest area on the side of a highway. They decide to continue the trip together. They cross the USA, pitching their tent in trailer parks and in the middle of the desert. They earn some cash belly-dancing together in restaurants and bars. Back in Chicago, Mona is considered a fugitive; she's wanted for the murder of her mother-in-law. Harvey asks the police to look for Marilyn who disappeared without leaving a trace. Will Marilyn succeed in joining the belly dance company? How long will Mona be able to keep her secret from Marilyn? And how long will she be able to escape the law?