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




Yes – I have neglected my jBløg for far too long now — so here is my entry again.

The last few weeks have been hectic with work and with church activity wrap-up for the year. Because I can’t spend too much time writing a long blog entry on what I have been doing for the last four weeks, I’ll just focus on the movie that I watched yesterday with Robby and Tomas. There has been a lot of news recently on Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. I quite enjoyed the movie, even though having read the commentaries and reviews make me a little bit desensitised when I watched the actual scenes. I would’ve liked it if I hadn’t known so much already. I have seen a couple of Ali G DVDs with Borat in it as well, so the jokes may be more impactful to those who have never seen Sacha Baron Cohen in action before.

I had a couple of laugh-out-loud moments and a lot of cringes, but my favourite scenes were when Borat tried to capture Pamela Anderson. When I watched the movie, I thought that she genuinely didn’t know what was happening but now I know that she’s in it all the time! Because of her involvement in the movie, apparently her current husband, Kid Rick, has filed for a divorce. Silly dodo.

Anyway, if I have to give a rating to this movie, I’d give it 3.5 / 5 – it’s not overly fantastic but not bad either. Incidentally, it’s going to be a hot day in Adelaide today, the weather is expected to reach 38C. ARGH! Tonight’s going to be warm as well, with the minimum expected to be 22C, so I think I may just sleep on the couch in the living room with the aircon on.

Back to work now …

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  1. I totally agree with you. Borat is… well… funny. But the material could have produced an excessively hilarious and/or sharply cutting movie, if only the producers would have wanted to. REAL Kazakstan is much funnier than shown in the movie, but in a different, more subtle, more intelligent way. Even REAL Kazak accent would have helped a lot. And REAL America would call for a lot more satirical approach… well, the feminist ladies were an appetizer towards that direction, and therefore most enjoyable.

    However, the bed scene with Borat and his obese producer will go deep into the history of cinema. Maybe something like that has been done in porn films (the more radical kind)… but it is definitely new for the mainstream cinema.

    Overall, I am sure my 5-year-old would enjoy Borat more than myself. So I’ll sure get him a copy when it comes on dvd.

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