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Hilarious red-band trailer for The Dictator is here to offend you

05.07.2012

Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again and I'm all the happier for it.  He's a take it or leave it comedian, so this new red-band trailer may well offend some.  For my money, this is comedy gold.  I'm sure there will be some that don't enjoy the 9/11 humor and that's respectable, however I think it's fine in the context of this film. I think it's a unique satire of the stereotypes of our culture, which is something Cohen has been tackling since the beginning. 

Anyway, here's the red-band hilarity:

I think this is kind of a bold comedy to be made as it's certainly not your run-of-the-mill formula.  We've seen the fish-out-of-water story done before, sure, but using a rather evil dictator as the "fish" I find it to be a refreshing take and one that dives into some uneasy moments for the audience, which I love. 

It'll be fun to have some teeth-baring, cringe-worthy comedy out this summer amongst the tirade of big-budget bonanzas. 

THE DICTATOR opens on May 16th, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: We need more John C. Reilly. I'm one of the many hoping for a Stepbrothers 2. Any other takers?

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