"A fascinating and often surprising look at an Iran usually absent from the headlines and far from the TV cameras." –Richard Pena, Programmer, Film Society, Lincoln Center
"...Shahrbanoo captures with remarkable sensitivity the complex levels on which people can relate for all the class, cultural and national barriers between them." –Paul Malcolm, LA WEEKLY
"I absolutely loved it! Shahrbanoo captures the warmth and very human attraction between women of such different cultures, backgrounds and personalities...It movingly renders the kinds of friendships that seem almost inevitable between American and Iranians when they have a chance to reach each other across the walls of misunderstanding that have been constructed between the two peoples. Since Iran has become part of the "axis of evil", there is now an incredible need that this film and othes like is be shown and seen."
–Godfrey Cheshire, Film Critic
“A sensitive, nuanced film about the hospitality of Iranians toward Westerners that counters their stereotypes of belligerence and intolerance. Incisive and humorous too boot.”
—Hamid Naficy, Chair, Dept of Art & Art History, Rice University
“In an atmosphere of goodwill and sincere interest Sharhbanoo [offers]…a glimpse of everyday Iranian life.”
—Peter Chelkowski, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, New York University