“The assignment was to write to a role model, someone you admire, who did you write to?” “Anton Vincent.” “The dictator?” “I admire his style.” ‘Dear Dictator’ follows a sixteen year-old American girl who becomes pen pals with a notorious island nation dictator. “Dear Tatiana, your letters have been a welcome respite from my struggles. There is a rebel faction that wants to behead me, there is no one I can trust.”
“Communist dictator Anton Vincent has been ousted and unaccounted for.” “It’s you.” “You’re smaller than I imagined.” “You’re older.” When political turmoil forces the British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge with a single mother and her teenage daughter in suburban America, after a coup.
“I’m gonna remain here.” “You need a disguise.” “This is me.” While hiding out in the suburbs, he develops a grandfatherly relationship with the teen and her struggling single mom and teaches the teen how to start a high school revolution by taking down the popular students. While hiding out in the suburbs, he teaches the teen how to start a high school revolution to take down and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school. “His not a creepy child molester, he’s a dictator. He is a political refugee, completely harmless.” “He’s a horrible person.”
“I’m proud of you.” “Why?” “You became a rebel.” His methods might be unjust but his heart is in the right place. “You have power but you don’t know how to wield it. You must have the courage to do what you believe in even if it hurts the ones that you love.” Directed and written by husband and wife Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse the high school comedy starring Odeya Rush, Oscar winner Michael Caine, Seth Green, Jason Biggs, and Katie Holmes was released on Digital and TV VOD on March 16, 2018, with a DVD release to follow on April 24, 2018.
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