Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Come to Kazakhstan, it's nice!
Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.
I like my humour on the anarchic side, so this suited me just fine.
The problem with comedy these days is that it has become so formulaic that the humour feels like jokes you've heard too many times. More often than not, filmmakers try to compensate any weak verbal humour by adding crude physical comedy. These films are predictable, boring and dreadfully unfunny.
Sasha Baron Cohen already perfected the art of 'fake interviewing' in his Ali G show. He showcases an improvisational talent that is truly impressive. The choice to use this style of improvised, reality based
comedy is inspirational.
A character driven comedy is often only as good as its protagonist and that is one of the main reasons…
"If you have to ask why it's funny, its probably not funny."
If Team America is an ultimate late night comedy, Borat must be the godfather of them all. It seems that I haven't had much time for any movies besides late night comedies the past few days. Injustice: Gods Among Us released Tuesday and I've been playing the Hell out of that. I even won a local tournament. (as Bane, of all characters) The Mortal Kombat style brawler has been consuming my life, so its nice to sit back and laugh my ass off at laid back movies like this. Borat takes the mockumentary style and meshes it with all the greatest elements of the "hidden camera" style as…
I generally hate crude/outrageous humour and anything that goes along with it, but there is something about this film that makes me laugh hysterically every time I see it. The first time I saw it in the cinema I had tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard. I saw Bruno when it came out and it wasn't nearly as funny, and I can't imagine The Dictator is any good either. But this is solid gold.
I'm a firm believer that this is one of the funniest films ever made.
I just seen the worst film of my life, it was worse than fucking my mother in law...
Sacha Baron Cohen may very well struggle to match this film when it comes to hilarity, and chances are he never will. But how many people can say that they created one of the most loved comedies, not only of the century, but of all time, with a character that has fully embedded himself in pop culture and has infected us all to quote lines of stupidity in a stereotypically eastern-European accent?
Only a genius can make a character lovable who is this sexist and racist to such an offensive magnitude.
I guess ignorance is bliss...
Borat- "What's up with it, Vanilla face? Me and my homie Azamat just parked our slab outside. We're looking for somewhere to post up our Black asses for the night. So, uh, bang bang, skeet skeet, nigga. Just a couple of pimps, no hos."
OMG LOL OMG OMG THIS WAS SO HILARIOUS. The more I think about this movie, the more I love it. All the jokes hit me and when it did, it made me laugh all the way. Honestly, I even cried from laughter because this movie is THAT funny. Sacha Baron Cohen was amazing and the script had really clever and funny lines. This is the definition of a perfect, masterful comedy. Everything worked in Borat.
Let's make it clear I'm not offended easily and I wasn't by this. Yes, I thought he was hilarious. Yes, Sacha Baron Cohen was fantastic.
But I dunno what it is, he just has one of those faces I really want to punch.
Borat has been hailed as the funniest comedy in years. It's getting critical and public acclaim, not to mention huge box office success. I was a doubter - it looked like complete crap to me. Still, I kept hearing only great things, so I had to see for myself.
When I'm right, I'm right. Oh. My. God. Easily one of THE worst movise I have ever seen in my entire moviegoing history. I didn't laugh even once. Not even a chuckle. I just sat and shook my head in complete disbelief. What are people seeing in this pile of crap? I've disagreed with public consensus on many occasions, but not nearly to this degree. What am I missing?!? I actually…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Forgot how much I enjoy this film until tonight. Still offensive beyond measure but I love it.
A wonderfully hilarious mockumentary. It is a deep film, but truth be told, its been talked it about many times before me so i'd recommend looking elsewhere - too tired for a full review. Just know that it's great! :)
Another rewatch, I didn't love this the first time but I appreciate it now after becoming more familiar with Baron Cohen's work.
Very funny in spots, very forced in others. Unfortunately, I couldn't buy into the whole pretend improv thing. I suspected most of it was a sham, but maybe I'm wrong, in which case the movie might earn another star. It's Yakov Smirnov meets Andy Kaufman meets Crocodile Dundee meets Pee Wee's Big Adventure, without the endearing charm of any of them. It does manage to slice open American bigotry, but he picks pretty easy targets, and he avoids the biggest target of all - religion.
not as funny as it thinks it is