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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.
Why Is Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Rated PG-13?
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is rated PG-13 for drug content and brief strong language
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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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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Notes: Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
DVD Release Date: 29 August 2006
If you are looking for the DVD release of this Albert Brooks comedy, you’ll find it comes bundled with some additional scenes and the theatrical trailer. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.