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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Borat - Movie Review

Officially called Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Officially, Overated.

Maybe I was needing a really good laugh, and expecting Sacha Baron Cohen to be able to provide me with that, but alas, there was constant chuckling and some grinning in a somewhat amusing if not idiotic hilarity, but it was never quite as clever as one would expect considering the premise allows for some much decent skewering of the American culture. I've had bigger and more clever laughs out of Avenue Q, The Daily Show and The Amazing Race. Borat isn't a complete washout but it doesn't really required running to the theatres to see it as the press has made it out to be.

None of our sold out audience laughed loud enough to deafen the movie once, and I never got to the point of crying laughing or making my gut hurt, in fact, I barely laughed out loud like I do consistently from The Office or Ugly Betty (which again, is more fodder for my theory that TV is just plain better than movies these days).

C+ or 6/10.

2 comments:

Borat said...

My movie is make benefit glorious nation of Kazakh. Your review, badly about movie, is pain in my assholes! It great success!

vance said...

It great success because stupid people don't have already seen Ali G show which you on and funnier. This all seen before and now you make us pay? Pain in your asshole thats right!

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