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Apparently the entire movie isn’t just about Sacha Baron Cohen playing some cartoony Middle Eastern dictator who sleeps with Megan Fox, shoots people, and makes broad, stereotypical jokes about the stupidity of the American people. You know, your average Sacha Baron Cohen movie. Go figure, there’s a whole plot about how he ends up having his beard shaved and thrown out on the streets of New York where he learns to appreciate life, the opposite sex, and other assorted life-affirming nonsense. Well, not really, but probably something in that direction. Maybe.
This new trailer also gives us our first look at Anna Faris, the film’s female lead. I don’t think she was ever in the previous trailers, which were primarily concerned with selling Sacha Baron Cohen doing what Sacha Baron Cohen does well. I’ll give him credit for one thing: at least he’s not chickening out on lampooning Middle Easterners almost as much as he’s giving it to my fellow Americans.
Also starring John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley, B.J. Novak, Kevin Corrigan, Megan Fox, and J.B. Smoove.
The dictator comes to America May 11, 2012.
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