Christmas is seven months away, but I already know what I’m getting all the fans of Reggie Tales this year. And I’m going to give it to you early. Think of it as a $7.00-$10.00 gift card to any store of your choosing, depending on where you attend movies.
Do not go to “The Dictator.”
There you go. I just saved you time and money, and got my Christmas shopping done early this year! Win, win, WIN. The “star” of “The Dictator” is Sacha Baron Cohen. He’s a master at promoting and marketing his movies. And of course, I was sucked in. But you don’t have to be. You have been warned. This is movie is bad on so many levels I lost count at seven. For those of you hoping for something along the lines of “Borat,” like I was, forget it. Not. Even. Close.
I should have known when I walked into the Saturday matinee and there were only six people in a 210 (yes, I counted. I was trying to kill some time) seat theater. Apparently I didn’t get the memo that even though it was the opening weekend for the film, it had already bombed. To make matters worse, Anna Faris is in this movie and she is dreadful. If you look closely, you can see her trying to act.
This movie isn’t even funny on the “it’s so stupid it’s funny” scale, like “Don’t Mess With the Zohan” or “Roadhouse.” Patrick Swayze was so funny. Now that I think about it, why weren’t there any police in that town? Crazy.
2 out of 5 stars.
Diet Coke, popcorn, and I smuggled in a bag of Peanut M&Ms. Easily the highlight of the movie for me.