I went to see Borat today. And I laughed so much that I wept. I was creased up with laughter. Literally. This film (movie) is the funniest I have seen in a very long time, on or off the big screen. It’s about Kazakhstani TV personality Borat, who is dispatched to the United States to report on the “greatest country in the world.” With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson than on his assignment.
A fellow Borat veteran described the film as Totally Fucked Up. I have to agree. This film is hilarious, but it’s also very smart. I enjoyed Sacha Baron Cohen and Borat in Da Ali G Show. But Borat in Borat: Cultural Learnings… is something else. Sacha Baron Cohen amazingly, stays in character all the time, even when you might think otherwise. Which may not mean much – but if you see the film you’ll know what I mean.
This film is hilarious. It is offensive. Boundaries are pushed. It reveals a lot about America’s dark underbelly in a way that shocks even as it makes you laugh till you cry. And there will be images that you will try very hard but fail, to get out of your head. Half the time I was saying how the heck did they DO that?! As for the audience – it was in fits of laughter. Great film.
I could go on about it, but part of the film’s appeal is how it surprises you on screen. So all I will say is… go and see it for yourself. I dare you not to find it funny.