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Looking for Comedy In the Muslim World

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Albert Brooks

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Plot Summary

"Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" is the hilarious story of what happens when the U.S. Government sends comedian Albert Brooks to India and Pakistan to find out what makes the over 300 million Muslims in the region laugh. Brooks, accompanied by two state department handlers and his trusted assistant, goes on a journey that takes him from a concert stage in New Delhi, to the Taj Mahal, to a secret location in the mountains of Pakistan. Written and directed by Albert Brooks, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" is a funny and insightful look at some of the issues we are dealing with in a post-9/11 world. The comedy also stars Sheetal Sheth, John Carroll Lynch, Jon Tenney, and Fred Dalton Thompson.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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43%
  • Reviews Counted: 108
  • Fresh: 46
  • Rotten: 62
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The movie has a perversely unifying effect: Muslims, Christians and Jews may not be able to agree on exactly who the heck Jesus is, but they're fully capable of bonding in boredom. – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: For all its silliness, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is also a work of integrity. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: There are funny ideas laced throughout, but they are rarely fleshed out into something more than a spasm of whimsy. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: I'm always suspicious of a Hollywood movie offering moral lessons, but Looking for Comedy ... offers a useful one: The whole world needs to learn to laugh at itself more. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Looking for Comedy In the Muslim World
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2006

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