09 November 2006

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan


I saw this movie last night in a sold out crown at 7:45pm on a Wednesday. That was nuts! I have never been to a show that was sold out in the middle of the week unless the movie opened in the middle of the week.

I am going to keep this short and sweet. There really isn’t much to say about this film that you haven’t already heard. It is hilarious. It is offensive. It is great. It is ingenious. One thing you might not know, it is about a man’s quest to marry Pamela Anderson.

This movie makes you feel awkward. You almost are ashamed to be an American. Yet, you also have to give the people in the movie some credit. Most are put in a very weird, unnatural position. I laughed the whole time. Did I curl up in a ball crying it was so funny? No. I laughed harder at 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dodgeball, and Wedding Crashers. But then, they were scripted. Borat and his companion trek across America and have some fun doing it. From buying a car, learning to drive a car, to humor school and a meeting with a feminist group, Borat makes you laugh.

This movie is not for the easily offended. It is very offensive at parts. But if you can handle it, see it. I think that the industry help build this movie up to the status that it has. It was in less than a fourth of the theaters that Santa Clause 3 was in, but it did more business. I think that opening it in additional 2200 theaters this weekend will not post the numbers that they think it will.

Verdict: See this in theaters! It will have you saying “HIGH FIVE!!” in no time.

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