FOX Chicago's entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker spoke with one of the stars of the new movie "The Dictator."
"The Dictator" is one of the rare times Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley has done a comedy.
They chatted in New York the other day, and he said there was simply one reason why he made this film: Sasha Baron Cohen.
As for "The Dictator" itself, he said there's good news and bad news.
On the positive side, Sasha Baron Cohen has again created a hilarious character in his General Admiral Aladeen - the totally politically incorrect despot who rules a fictional Middle East nation.
The political satire in this movie is spot-on and makes for some extremely funny moments.
The bad news is that once the character lands in America, the bulk of the jokes are among the grossest examples of bathroom and sexual humor. They may even make some potty-mouthed fan boys cringe.
That said, fans of Sasha Baron Cohen will definitely want to see this one. But I must warn everyone else - "The Dictator" is rated R for a reason, and many folks will certainly be offended.
For those wondering, "The Dictator" is not another "Borat." The film was scripted, without unsuspecting people giving Baron solid-gold material for political satire. But it is better than Cohen's "Bruno," his spoof of the fashion business.