Saturday, December 12, 2009

Capsule Review: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

A shockingly funny examination of cultural ignorance (and bigotry) in America, Sasha Baron-Cohen’s Borat takes his television character and supplants him to rodeos, humor classes, driving instruction and other opportunities for semi-improvised mayhem. Combining real footage with a flimsy plot about a documentary about American life, Cohen creates a film that represents a new style of film-making - one where the audience never knows quite how much reality they are watching.

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