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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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Can comedy help us to better understand other cultures? Do Americans differ in what they find funny? What elements help to form our sense of humor?

What other ways can comedy be used in a positive manner? When can trying to be funny hurt others? Have you ever been offended by something someone else perceived as being humorous?

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