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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - DVDS -

Stars: Sacha Baron Co­hen, Anna Faris

Di­rec­tor: Larry Charles

Avail­able: Now on DVD and BD

Sacha Baron Co­hen is bet­ter on a com­edy leash. Given too much room he only re­ally hits one note but when he’s forced to fo­cus those en­er­gies, we get some much bet­ter thought- out and lay­ered gags. He works within a more tra­di­tional nar­ra­tive here, star­ring as a ruth­less but id­i­otic dic­ta­tor who has to fight against a dis­si­dent in his ranks who wants to bring democ­racy to his coun­try and sell off the oil rights. It’s silly, of­ten stupidly un­savoury stuff, but on the flip­side, the laughs are there.

Ex­tras: ★ ★ Deleted/ ex­tended scenes and a short in­ter­view piece.

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