Much like a good Werner Herzog documentary, it was often hard to tell what was real and what wasn’t. Borat. Werner Herzog. Both are talented foreigners with a camera trying to make sense of the crazy world around them.
While 85 minutes of Borat in one sitting was a little much, I definitely have not laughed as much in a movie in a long time as I did while watching this one. Just when you think Sacha Baron Cohen can’t take it any further, he somehow does. I still can’t believe how long that naked wrestling scene went on. It just kept getting more and more absurd as it went. That is great comedy.
The theater was packed. I wondered how many people in the audience didn’t get that Borat wasn’t real and/or didn’t get the satire. It was hard to say. Everyone enjoyed the movie. Although it was interesting that all of the jokes about gays, Jews, Gypsies, and women were A-Ok but the one blatant joke about black people (calling Alan Keyes a chocolate face) led to the audience hissing.
Director: Larry Charles
Court St. 12