Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World In a post-9/11 world, it's ballsy (and no doubt a marketing nightmare) for writer-director-star Albert Brooks to use the title he has. But the bold… Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World In a post-9/11 world, it's ballsy (and no doubt a marketing nightmare) for writer-director-star Albert Brooks to use the title he has. But the bold…
DVD Review

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Aug 29, 2006; DVD Release Date: Aug 29, 2006; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Albert Brooks; Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

In a post-9/11 world, it's ballsy (and no doubt a marketing nightmare) for writer-director-star Albert Brooks to use the title he has. But the bold attitude doesn't extend past the title card. The U.S. government sends Brooks to uncover what tickles the funny bone of Muslims in India and Pakistan, but unlike his classics Lost in America and Defending Your Life, Brooks wildly misses his satirical targets (nationalism and bureaucracy) in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. He riffs on the locals bored by his antics; soon, we join them. EXTRAS Dull deleted scenes.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints