Movie Review: The Dictator

It’s movie review day here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos. Today we’re seeing the movie, The Dictator 

Here’s the trailer:

The Verdict:  So I saw this movie with my sixteen year old son. He and I both enjoy “stupid comedy” as my husband likes to refer to it. Movies like Anchor Man, Talledega Nights, Dumb and Dumber, you know the kind of movies I’m talking about. Movies that are just wrong in so many ways, but you can’t help but laugh. We came back from the movie and hubby asked how was it, and we both just grinned and started laughing. This movie was wrong on so many levels. The movie is about a great dictator. He’s racist, self-absorbed, and extremely we’re-talking-massive-oil-billions-privileged. So of course, the movie is also this way. Full of stereotypes, racial humor, political humor, you name it, I don’t think there is a race, religion, sex, or country that didn’t get made fun of in this movie. If that bothers you, this is probably not the movie for you. Some of these types of movies can be so dumb that when you see them, you just think they are dumb. You don’t laugh. (See my movie review of A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas.) But I have to tell you, we laughed. A lot. I mean, a whole lot. And there was actually a plot to the movie, which made it even more enjoyable. If you want to laugh, are not easily offended, and want a break from the big action movies out right now, The Dictator is for you.

I can’t believe I’m here again. Sneaking out of his apartment and praying I don’t run into someone I know. I know I shouldn’t be seeing him. We’re nothing alike. We have no future together, but there’s something about him. Something that keeps me coming back. You know those nights. You’re at the club, you’ve been drinking a little, you realize you’re going home to an empty bed, and well, drinking sometimes makes you a tad horny, so you do it. You call him, he answers, and says to come over. He makes crass jokes about how much you want him, how amazing he is in bed, and how he loves that you called him. He’s got a funny sweet side, but he is soooo so naughty and sooo inappropriate. He dresses horrifically.  I could never introduce him to my friends or my parents. He would so embarrass me with his off-color remarks. But he’s funny and he makes me laugh, and sometimes, I just need to laugh. Laugh at myself, laugh at life, laugh at our world. And he’s the perfect guy for it. When I’m in his apartment laughing and having fun, he’s a funny, sweet Hookup, but in clear bright I’m-sober-but-so-hungover morning light, when I realize I’m back here again, I totally do the Walk of Shame home. (In other words, go see him, laugh your ass off, have a great time, but then pretend you were never there.)

Just a reminder of how we rank movies here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos:

One Star = Walk of shame. I was in last night’s dress, carrying my shoes as I rushed off. I can’t believe I wasted my time on him and pray no one I know sees me.

Two Stars = Bad date. He didn’t really do anything wrong, we just didn’t have any chemistry. Maybe he just wasn’t my type. I probably won’t answer if he calls.

Three Stars =Hookup. We had a great night together. Don’t know if it will be more than that, but it was sure fun while it lasted.

Four Stars = Stalking him. What a night! We danced, we kissed. Now if I could just get him to call me.

Five Stars = Happily ever after. I love him! I want to marry him, have his babies, and live happily ever after.

It’s a Johnny Depp Movie. If you appreciate him, go see the movie.

If you like stories about hot guys and happily ever after, check out my books, That Boy and the sequel, That Wedding.    

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