I'm sure everybody has heard the hype and controversy surrounding Sacha Baron Cohen's latests movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (And thats the abridged title), if not then you surely live under a rock or maybe I watch to much Tv. The movie is said to be one of the funniest movies in years, it has grossed tons of money and the government of the GLORIOUS nation of Kazakhstan and everyone else who was dupped in the movie is suing Mr Cohen. As everyone knows there is no such thing as bad publicity and this movie has reached cult status and has made Sacha Baron Cohen a millionaire. movie exects are literally throwing money at him to make his next movie.
So today I decided to watch Borat and see for myself what was all the hype about. I wont spoil the movie for those that still havent watched it so please continue reading. When you watch it dont go into the theatre with any expectations because it is'nt oscar worthy far from it. Firstly its definately not for kids or parents so if your parents want to see it convince them otherwise. It doesnt have much of a story but in my opinion it is very funny, it made me laugh hysterically, the way he speaks and his phrases and saying are classic. It also made me cringe and in fact look away at times, yes some scenes if you do not cringe then you are certainly made of sterner stuff because DAMN it takes wrestling to another level.
The Humour is very unique and has to be taken together with a spoonful of sugar ala Mary Poppins....wait make that a cup of sugar. Some may consider it utter trash because it is raw, lewd, degrading to women, portrays kazahkstan as a country of farmers and rapist and anti semetic which is amazing since Sacha Baron Cohen is a Jew himself. However it does show how unacceptting Americans are of other nations and cultures, so its more a documentary on the stupidity and gullibility of the American nation which is remarkable.
Another thing that amazes me is how well he did to stay in character. There isnt a moment that the accent wanes, his gait changes or anything, his performance is flawless. You may say that he acted like a complete jackass but it takes talent real talent to act like that and remain in character. He was arrested around 30times during the filming because he remained in character and that is some dedication. Even now he remains in character, he recently wrestled Conan O'Brian in an attempt to shave his pubic hair, he asked a Sky News reporter where he can get a prostitute and pitched up at a premiere in a carriage being pulled by 6 women. Yes thats insane. An oscar nomination? I doubt it but the academy has never really recognized comic genius like Andy Kaufman.
Now there are some muslims who may be offended and not watch it because Borat makes fun of Kazakhstan which has a large muslim population (and an equally large Christian roman orthodox population) and therefore makes fun of islam . I assure you this movie is more anti semetic (which im still shocked at) then anti muslim. Also and this is just my opinion if you are not going to watch a movie because you feel it offends your culture or religion you should also not watch movies which offend other nations are cultures. There cant be a double standard where its fine to laugh at someone else but we cant laugh at ourselfs (within a certain boundary ofcourse).
Its a funny movie and it doesnt pretend to be something it isnt I would recommend you see it ....its very NIIICE!
Yakshemash! In US of A, democracy is very different from Kazakhstan. In America, woman *can* vote, but horse - *cannot*!Kuwabara, Kuwabara
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