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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
98 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/20/06
performer:
Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth
director:
Albert Brooks
distributor:
Warner Independent Pictures
author:
Albert Brooks
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

In a post-9/11 world, it’s ballsy (and no doubt a marketing nightmare) for writer-director-star Albert Brooks to use the title he has. But the bold attitude doesn’t extend past the title card. The U.S. government sends Brooks to uncover what tickles the funny bone of Muslims in India and Pakistan, but unlike his classics Lost in America and Defending Your Life, Brooks wildly misses his satirical targets (nationalism and bureaucracy) in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. He riffs on the locals bored by his antics; soon, we join them. EXTRAS Dull deleted scenes.