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Although the premise seems ripe for laughs, Albert Brooks isn't ruthless or clever enough to pull it off. Read critic reviews
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Jul 30, 2008An interesting movie. Quite good.Leo L Super Reviewer
Sep 13, 2007This might have been funnier had I smoked hashish like the Pakistani's did.
May 11, 2007one of the most interesting flem (mock) documentries ever. It reminds me of a badly written script that was hanging on every limb to be funny. They were smart and used a well known actor/comedian (albert brooks) make the film a little bit better. I dont really know if the whole thing was sarcas of very bad judgement of jokes.
May 06, 2007Albert Brooks is one of those actor-writer-directors who definitely hits and misses. Like <i>Lost in America,</i> this movie is mostly a hit. I laughed very hard for periods of time in this pseudo-documentary about Brooks' US government sponsored search to determine, in a 500-page report : ), what constitutes "funny" in India and Pakistan. I loved sequences like the job interview and, especially, Brooks' stand-up performance in India where he redefines impromptu comedy -- and revives one of his very early real-life ventriloquist routines. <p> More than anything in this, I was overjoyed to discover the acting and comedic talents of American-born Sheetal Sheth. She is definitely worth the watch, even if you've been disappointed by some of Brooks' work in years gone by.