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Still shot from the movie: Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

In hopes of better diplomatic relations, the State Department contacts Albert Brooks (playing himself) and asks the comedian if he will go to India and try to find out what constitutes comedy in the Muslim world--then file a 500-page report. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 19 Jan 2006
Video Release: 28 Aug 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Rated PG-13?


An extended scene with comedic use of an unknown drug presents the greatest concern for family viewing. Some audiences may be sensitive to stereotypical portrayals of Pakistanis who smoke drugs, an Iranian who mentions attending explosives school, and various Indian characters. Profanities number under a dozen, and include terms of Deity, mild expletives, and one possible hushed use of a sexual expletive.

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