Sunday, December 10, 2006


Using the reward of free movie passes I received from work (I did my part for Big Bill's Windows release), I decided to go check out Borat, see if the hype was justified.

I can see why they are getting sued by so many people. Some parts are simply silly, offensive, or repetitive - there's only so many times a badly-pronounced body part reference is funny. The mix of unscripted mocking of Americans can be funny sometimes, but in a movie which is an obvious parody anyways, it almost doesn't fit.

On the other hand, it has some good laughs. In fact, it feels almost like Mr. Bean - a very direct form of humor dervied from bizarre situations.

Still, I think people may have been stretching in their interpretation of the film of a parody of American views on foreigners. Lets face it, Rick Mercer already beat them to that one.

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