Picture from Wadjda
Overall B+

Ten-years-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) rebels against the customs of her world by wanting to buy a bike -- something only boys are allowed to ride! This foreign film, created by female writer/director Haifaa Al-Mansouris, is shot in Saudi Arabia, with dialogue in the Arabic language and English subtitles.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking.


The most recent home video release of this movie is February 11, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Wadjda

Release Date: 11 February 2014

Wadjda releases to home video with the following special features:

- Commentary with Writer/Director Haifaa Al Mansour

- The Making of WADJDA featurette

- Director’s Guild of America Q&A with Haifaa Al Mansour

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