Dear Dictator Poster

Release Date: March 16th, 2018

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2018

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
When an outcast teen, Tatiana, gets a school assignment to write a letter to a person she admires, she jokingly writes to a foreign dictator named Hector because she likes his fashion sense. Hector takes to the admiration, and the two become unlikely pen pals, however, when Hector has to flee his country during a coup, he seeks refuge in the house of his only remaining friend.

Cast: Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs, Seth Green, Jackson Beard, Jordyn Cavros, Jacob Grodnik

Director: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Cinedigm, Defiant Pictures

Distributors: Cinedigm

Keywords: Offbeat, Office, 2010s, Transformation, Fall, Friend, Quest, Car, Mother, Growing up, Amusing, Lighthearted, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Playful, irreverent and unafraid to be politically incorrect, the pair script with assurance and direct with stylish understatement, pairing character and physical comedy to entertaining effect. show more

  • If the filmmakers were as ballsy in scripting it as they had in asking Michael Caine to co-star in it, they’d have had something. show more

  • The just-shy-of-great teen comedy Dear Dictator is the rare high-concept coming-of-age story with enough warmth and smart-ass charm to (hopefully!) make it accessible for a fairly wide cross-section of moviegoers. show more

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