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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World ★½ 2006 (PG-13)

Lame conceit has comedian Brooks play himself, more or less. He's asked by the State Department to spend a month traveling in India and Pakistan in order to figure out what Muslims find funny and write a governmentsized (500 pages) report. Why this would matter is best left to the bureaucrats. There are some funny moments but not enough to carry the film, and Brooks' mild-mannered neurotic is something of an acquired taste. 98m/C DVD . US Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth, John Carroll Lynch, Jon Tenney, Fred Dalton Thompson, Amy Ryan, Homie Doroodian, Penny Marshall, Duncan Bravo, Emma Lockhart; D: Albert Brooks; W: Albert Brooks; C: Thomas Ackerman; M: Michael Giacchino.

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