Polite Society is an action comedy-drama written and directed by Nida Manzoor (in her feature film directorial debut). A young girl believes she must save her older sister from her impending marriage.

While this sounds like it might be a pretty ordinary story, it’s everything but.  Polite Society has lavished us with a much stranger than ordinary plot. Despite its weirdness, I found the movie entertaining as well as creative.

In London, British-Pakistani teenager Ria Khan (Priya Kansara) aspires to become a movie stuntwoman like her idol, Eunice Huthart (voice: Eunice Huthart). Using an alter-ego, “The Fury”, Ria creates films of martial arts training with the help of her older sister Lena Khan (Ritu Arya), who has dropped out of art school and moved back in with their loving but traditional parents, Fatima (Shobu Kapoor) and Rafe (Jeff Mirza), both of them dismissing Ria’s dreams as a…

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