Pete and Brigette Review The Dictator

The Dictator

the dictator

Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: The supreme dictator of the Republic of Wadiya must travel to the USA to save his country from democracy.

Brigette: A satirical film about an extremist Muslim dictator.

Genre:

Pete: Comedy

Brigette: Satire/Comedy

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen because of his general honesty.

Brigette: Nadal because he stood up to Aladeen.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Tamir because of his deceitful plans.

Brigette: Zoey because strong females shouldn’t have to be “alternative”.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: It grabbed my attention from the start and at the very least kept me entertained throughout.

Brigette: It was immediately entertaining and moved at a quick pace with little down time between jokes.

Favorite quote:

Pete:
Zoey: “The police here are such fascists!”
Aladeen: “Yeah…and not in a good way.”

Brigette: “Nobody touch the mini bar; it’s a f***ing rip off!” – Aladeen

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: Matched the film perfectly. We’ve put most of it on Spotify and Grooveshark for you to listen to.

Have you watched other films by the same director/actor?

Pete: I’ve seen Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat film which I thought was just brilliant. It was also directed by Larry Charles.

Brigette: Although I often find his comedy too coarse, I like Sacha Baron Cohen because he brilliantly brings issues to people’s attention with the use of comedy.

How was the ending?

Pete: Hilarious.

Brigette: Average.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Never attempt to deliver a baby with a mobile phone in one hand.

Brigette: Loving someone of a different race or religion can really change your perspective on things.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Sacha Baron Cohen fans or anyone who thinks that democracy is a flawless system.

Brigette: Anyone who has ever thought that they couldn’t possibly understand someone because they were too different from them.

Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen Won’t Eat His Cereal

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Revolution Brewing’s Dictator Bock

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen’s Palace Grounds

Dictator archi-detail

Can you think of any benefits of a dictatorship?

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