Review Written by: Chris Burns
What the MPAA Rating should be: R (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Directed by: Larry Charles
Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer
Produced by: Sacha Baron Cohen and Jay Roach
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitan, Luenell, Pamela Anderson
Studio: 20th Century Fox
The best comedies are ones that go out and cause uproar? In the case of a film such as Borat
, this statement is true. The star and British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen famous for his TV series and in particular his "Ali G" fame succeeds in making an audience cry with laughter. Sacha Baron Cohen has always been risque with his style of humour and has created some of the most perfect "cringe sketches". Never failing to offend, he goes even further with the controversy this time round and has already had people complaining all over the world. To be able to go beyond the bound of comedy and become a political comedy is something that I hold as a true comedian's skill.
Filmed in the style of a documentary and with one of the most original concepts I have seen in years, Borat
will remain one of the most unique cinema experiences of '06. The film bursts with the zany humour right from the opening credits as Borat proceeds to introduce to us the inhabitants of his village. He then explains the culture that he lives in and their politically incorrect traditions. You might expect Borat to be a dumb or just a desperate attempt to make people offended.
There's no doubt about it that you'll be finding yourself feeling guilty for laughing and right from the get go, the film starts breaking some taboos. Even with all the craziness and explicit humour everybody in the audience laughed non-stop. It's impossible not to find something in Borat
that you don't find entertaining or intelligently showing some poignant aspects in today's society. Some of the people's views that have been fooled into being part of the film are shocking and despicable. We all know that Sacha Baron Cohen is kidding and he is in fact intelligent and understands equality, etc. If you keep that in mind you'll be able to be overwhelmed with laughter and not be confused if the film believes in its own context. There's one thing I am slightly worried about and that's some of the viewers who will see the film. When I say "some viewers" I mean this as in some people will read the film in the wrong way and take it too seriously. The film is studying certain people's racist/prejudice views and makes you realise that there are people in this world who are cruel.
Filled with catchphrases that are going to go down in comedy history and sadly probably are going to become quoted to death. Some of the more subtle jokes will please the viewers who have gone and seen the film for its standpoint on today's politics. While others will be happy with the "toilet humour" jokes that are actually not what the film is all about. Yet there are jokes of all kinds and that's so it will please everyone. Borat is to become an iconic character that will soon be famous around the world.
Controversial, awkward, dangerous, adventurous, exploitive, crude and one of the most genuinely unique experiences are just some of the things that Borat
has to offer. Forget about the painfully awful Ali G In Da House
and watch Borat
because I can't see how anybody would not love it. Bursting with non-stop humour, I can't even get close to explaining how surprisingly great Borat is.
Kazakh reporter Borat make movie film debut. Nice.