Watch: Second Official Trailer for 'The Dictator' Reveals a Plot Twist
"We are just two ordinary, American tourists." So this isn't exactly Borat after all. Paramount France has posted a full French trailer via Dailymotion for The Dictator, the new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, where he plays a "fictional" dictator from the Middle East who comes to America. We've seen a teaser trailer and even a Super Bowl spot for this, but this is the first trailer to reveal an intriguing (spoiler warning) plot twist, I guess, where he loses his beard, and becomes an ordinary citizen lost in New York. It doesn't play like a spoiler at all, but does have a lot of potentially offense jokes at the expense of Americans. Check it out.
And there goes the beard! The Dictator is again being helmed Larry Charles, director of Borat and Bruno, as well as Religulous and episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm". The cast for The Dictator also includes Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, even B.J. Novak and Aasif Mandvi, and now we finally get to see who a few of their characters actually are. Apparently, Saddam Hussein's best-selling novel Zabibah and the King "inspired" this story about a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy will never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Paramount will be bringing Baron Cohen's The Dictator to theaters everywhere starting May 11th this summer. For more, visit: RepublicofWadiya.com. Funny or offense?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
Where was BJ Novak?
Dfuze931 on Mar 27, 2012
I didn't know Jason Mantzoukas was in this! The guy still looks like Rafi!
Michael Lee on Mar 27, 2012
So your spoiler warning includes the spoiler itself? Strange... s
superchopper on Mar 27, 2012
Anna Faris is in this? Awesome! 😀
Mithun Divakaran on Mar 27, 2012
Anna Faris witha pixie? I like it. John C. Reily makes it a must see. In all honesty it does look good.
Xerxexx on Mar 27, 2012
I wasn't sure about this movie before. Honestly, I wouldn't be interested if they didn't reveal the plot twist.
lewinston on Mar 27, 2012
god I hope there's a sequel with a Zohan crossover.
Dan Hibiki on Mar 27, 2012
So the jokes are at the expense of Americans by a foreigner who has made his career in America. Nice. This actually looks somewhat funny, if only for the gags.
Blurb on Mar 27, 2012
Why wouldn't they be?
ryderup on Mar 27, 2012
of course its ok to make cracks about Americans.
Michael Baldwin on Mar 27, 2012
We Americans can take jokes.
Xerxexx on Mar 27, 2012
Was not really digging the movie until now. Looks like a fun comedy. Looking forward to this.
Tyler Weese on Mar 27, 2012
The helicopter bit was priceless. Anna Faris is awszzzzzzuuuum. Looks funny.
Crapola on Mar 28, 2012
"Those were breasts? I thought you were a boy!" LOL
Ryan on Mar 28, 2012
I thought the last trailer was dumb, and borderline offensive. This actually made me laugh.
Eric81375 on Mar 28, 2012
I liked this movie better when it was called Coming to America.
Max Renn on Mar 29, 2012
This looks horrible. Unfunny. Stupid.
woodge on Mar 30, 2012
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