Matricide and AIDs jokes abound in the first two minutes of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator”, which you can watch below if you have, well, two minutes to spare. I chuckled a couple of times, I have to admit. Your mileage may differ.
So what is “The Dictator”? It’s the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Cohen plays said dictator, who gets a rude awakening when he arrives in New York, loses his beard, and somehow ends up working at a shop with Anna Faris.
I have no idea how that works, but apparently that’s the plot of “The Dictator”.
The comedy also stars John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley, B.J. Novak, Kevin Corrigan, Megan Fox, and J.B. Smoove.
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