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‘The Dictator’ Red Band Trailer is Reassuring and Totally NSFW

The Dictator
Paramount Pictures

The first trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles’ new film ‘The Dictator‘ seemed to play things pretty safe — like an Adam Sandler version of a Sacha Baron Cohen film. But this latest red band trailer promise the sort of effort we’ve come to expect from Baron Cohen and Charles.

It’s official: We’re excited!

Baron Cohen plays General Aladeen, a dictator from the fictional nation of Wadiya in Africa. Aladeen comes to America to speak at the United Nations when he’s stripped of his beard — and his power — leaving him to navigate America with the help of a hippie type played by Anna Faris.

While the new trailer also shows the track race that every other spot has featured, it gives us a better sense of the humor at play — and it’s the humor we all know and love from Baron Cohen and Charles’ previous team-ups on ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno.’ ‘The Dictator’ is a straight fictional narrative, but its themes look to be in keeping with those aforementioned films.

The trailer features a lot of misogynistic and crude humor, and — admittedly — a pretty funny 9/11 misunderstanding. We’re even more excited to see Kathryn Hahn involved. It bears repeating: Kathryn Hahn is a national treasure. Get on board, America.

‘The Dictator’ hits theaters this week.

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