‘Amira & Sam’ offers a sweet, subversive romance (Our grade: B)

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Martin Starr plays Sam and Dina Shihabi plays Amira in “Amira & Sam.”
Martin Starr plays Sam and Dina Shihabi plays Amira in “Amira & Sam.”

Martin Starr plays Sam and Dina Shihabi plays Amira in “Amira & Sam.”

“Amira & Sam” is a sweet little movie that seeks to subvert our expectations of romantic comedies in various ways.

Most importantly, it tries — and mostly succeeds — to make a leading romantic man out of Martin Starr, the rather gentle dork on NBC’s short-lived sitcom “Freaks and Geeks” and one of the stars of HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

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