3.3 out of 5 stars. Did I mention this was supposed to be a comedy? Here's the plot: "When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge and hides with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and ends up teaching the young teen how to start a revolution and overthrow the "mean girls" in her high school."

A delusional dictator brings a mother and daughter together. Despite the two strong performers (Caine and Holmes) the material they have to work with is not well developed. How did he get into the USA? In his uniform, no less. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This movie is neither. They just exist because the script needs them to be there. The soundtrack was pretty good (hence the extra star), but didn't really want to watch Michael Caine playing with dolls. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.

The plot is simple enough - Michael Caine portrays a small island dictator forced to flew his country.

It's no wonder that the daughter is screwed up and miserable--just look at the mother.

The plot is simple enough - Michael Caine portrays a small island dictator forced to flew his country.

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I learned my lesson the hard way. And, even though it was an hour and a half flick, it felt much, much longer.

Why would anyone think a girl throwing a used tampon at another girl is funny.

This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. How did he get into the USA? Clever and cute - but not too cute.

Not a lot of comedy, not a lot of drama, not a lot of ... anything.

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She also may be having communication problems with her mother (Katie Holmes.) Available to watch on supported devices. Terrible, terrible, terrible! He ends up at the home of his pen-pal; a misfit teenage high school girl who wrote to him as part of a class assignment. Then it went downhill. Select the department you want to search in.

He should have declined the producer's offer to be in this film. How does a lifelong dictator know how to cook, mow lawns, and repair garage door openers? Even covid-19 quarantine doesn't justify watching this. Despite the two strong performers (Caine and Holmes) the material they have to work with is not well developed. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 3 days to finish once started. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Terrible, terrible, terrible! The cast is great, especially the two females leads. Subplots involving the girl's relationship with her boyfriend, and the mother's affair with her married dentist boss, have no real meaning. However, she can relate to General Anton Vincent (Michael Caine.

Reminded me of Mrs. Doubtfire - without the drag impersonations.

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This movie is terrible.
However, she can relate to General Anton Vincent (Michael Caine. He helps mother and daughter by repairing their garage door, mowing their lawn, teaching them to cook, etc., all the while biding his time until he can return to his country and reclaim his rightful place. Do not understand how it received such high ratings. He ends up at the home of his pen-pal; a misfit teenage high school girl who wrote to him as part of a class assignment. I know he doesn't need the money. There's a problem loading this menu right now. A notorious dictator finds refuge with a single mother and her teenage daughter after a coup. He helps mother and daughter by repairing their garage door, mowing their lawn, teaching them to cook, etc., all the while biding his time until he can return to his country and reclaim his rightful place.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the... "She thought she was a rebel... Until she met a real one". Why did Michael Caine Waste His Time on This? DVD from $7.95. 'Dear Dictator' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on . Starring Michael Caine (The Dark Knight / Inception) , Odeya Rush (Lady Bird / Goosebumps), and Katie Holmes (Dawson's Creek / Batman Begins).

It's no wonder one could purchase this DVD for under $5.00. In his uniform, no less.

It's no wonder one could purchase this DVD for under $5.00.

Why did Michael Caine Waste His Time on This?

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Do not understand how it received such high ratings. Watch Dear Dictator starring Michael Caine in this Comedy on DIRECTV. Video availability outside of United States varies.
It's available to watch. Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2020.

Reminded me of Mrs. Doubtfire - without the drag impersonations. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it a lot - even though the premise didn't excite me at first. A generous 3-star rating.

How does a lifelong dictator know how to cook, mow lawns, and repair garage door openers?

Even covid-19 quarantine doesn't justify watching this.

When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge with his pen pal, a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and teaches her how to start a revolution and overthrow the mean girls in her high school. Katie Holmes portrays the girl's neurotic mom, who eventually accepts the idea of a former dictator staying with them. The movie seemed to be a pastiche of a bunch of writers just throwing some scenes together.