Feature Film #4 at RIIFF 2017
Although it tends to use a lot of cheap gimmicks for the sake of comedy throughout, the basic story of this is truly exceptional. Tearing back the stereotypes of what Westerners think of Somalian culture.
The narration is incredibly cringeworthy, especially at the beginning. Thankfully it doesn't carry over much for the rest of the film. In the end, I can actually say I learned a lot from this film. And I appreciate that.
This also had one of the most movie within a movie inception type scenes I've ever seen. Barkhad Abdi is to thank for that.
Lowkey this and Captain Phillips would make a great double feature seeing as they show two different view points on the world of a Somali pirate.
Final note: Al 'Dunk' Pacino has one of the most ironically funny scenes since Jack and Jill. Can't wait for y'all to see that.