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.
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.
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?
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?
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
Can you think of any benefits of a dictatorship?