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post #31 of 139
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I saw it too!

I was wondering for some scenes in the movie were the other people aware of the filming or not.
post #32 of 139
Wait, I'm confused. Is this movie real or not? Is it scripted or not? Is anybody in on it or anything, or are his "victims" genuine?
post #33 of 139
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Originally Posted by Azure
Wait, I'm confused. Is this movie real or not? Is it scripted or not? Is anybody in on it or anything, or are his "victims" genuine?
The encounters are not scripted. The media has interviewed several of the people he met and all of the articles that I've seen (about the car guy, the feminists, the humor coach, the rodeo guy) have said the people weren't in on the joke. The humor coach claimed to have realized it half way through though.

Of course, it's possible a handful of the encounters were scripted, but certainly the majority weren't.
post #34 of 139
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Originally Posted by AlanY
The encounters are not scripted. The media has interviewed several of the people he met and all of the articles that I've seen (about the car guy, the feminists, the humor coach, the rodeo guy) have said the people weren't in on the joke. The humor coach claimed to have realized it half way through though.

Of course, it's possible a handful of the encounters were scripted, but certainly the majority weren't.
I'm pretty sure the final encounter (no spoilers!) was scripted, otherwise SBC would likely have spent some time in the slammer.
post #35 of 139
Apparently it's a big hit!

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'Borat' Goes Wild at the Box Office

Forget the predictions that people somewhere wouldn't "get 'Borat'", Sacha Baron Cohen's raucous comedy.

The movie literally swamped the box office on Friday night. According to figures from showbizdata.com, "Borat" took in a whopping $8.925 million on just 800 screens, with a per screen average of $10,663.

"Santa Clause 3," starring Tim Allen, took in only $5.4 million -- yet it played on 3,458 screens.

This should put to rest all the predictions based on "tracking" that "Borat" would not be a superstar performer at the box office. The funny thing will be to see all the so-called experts who anticipated the comedy's failure suddenly taking credit for its success.

At this rate, "Borat" should take in around $30 million for the weekend. Next Friday, it expands to 2,200 screens, and then the box office will be limitless. The government of Kazakhstan will have just a few days to suddenly embrace the fun, as "Borat" could wind up grossing $200 million to become the biggest comedy of all time.
post #36 of 139
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6
I'm pretty sure the final encounter (no spoilers!) was scripted, otherwise SBC would likely have spent some time in the slammer.
I've read that she was in on things. There's no way he'd pull something like that on a person that wasn't expecting it, unless he wanted to go to jail and get sued into oblivion.
post #37 of 139
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Originally Posted by Head Creep
I've read that she was in on things. There's no way he'd pull something like that on a person that wasn't expecting it, unless he wanted to go to jail and get sued into oblivion.
I figured as much, just makes sense.
post #38 of 139
Haven't read anything in this thread cause I don't want to spoil it. I've got ticket for tonight at midnight. All earlier shows sold out.

This movie is going to make a lot of money this weekend.
post #39 of 139

Possible Spoiler!!! (But Probably Not)

I saw Borat tonight. There were a few outrageously funny moments (the wrestling scene). One problem with it however was that if you saw all the trailers and other stuff floating around the web, then you saw half of the film. There were so many moments, when I was like, oh I know what's going to happen next. And this kind of shock humor does not work a second time. Also, the final scene (PA) was definitely scripted. My friend is a book collector. He spends almost every weekend going to book signings of authors and celebrities. The security at these places is airtight. No way that would have ever happened.

Overall, a pretty funny film, ruined only slightly by the early release of too many scenes and other content. Still worth a night out though.
post #40 of 139
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Originally Posted by benton
I prefer Ali G to Borat, however Borat is still hilarious. However I think kids are going to ruin this and it will be quoted to death as it already is at my school. Most people don't even know who the hell Sasha Cohen is or what Da Ali G Show is.
/agree, I have to see it before monday or all the idiots who think they're borat will ruin every joke...
post #41 of 139
I saw it yesterday.

Wow just wow.

That wrestling scene will be stuff of legend.
post #42 of 139
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Originally Posted by 450
That wrestling scene will be stuff of legend.
Uh, I don't know if legend is the right word. But you're right, it will be remembered. I saw "Borat" last night.

The last move I've seen that was so gleefully offensive was the South Park movie. I loved that one, too.

The only bad thing about this movie is that it's going to spawn a bunch of lame copycats, none of which will be nearly as good.
post #43 of 139
Borat beats Santa Clause 3. There is some justice in the world!

We'll see how much Will Farrell/Stranger Than Fiction suffers next weekend when this goes wide. Farrell is often so very funny, but one of the things you hear all the time from other comedians is there's no line Will Farrell won't cross for a laugh. Did Cohen just redefine that remark? Are the Farrelly brothers scratching their heads too?

BTW, if you want to briefly see Cohen out of character click here.
post #44 of 139
Thread Starter 
The rodeo guy told Borat to shave his mustache off because people would think he looks like a terrorist, since it's not scripted, the rodeo guy was saying this from the bottom of his heart. I remember a couple of days I started a thread on Asians with mustache. Well, believe it or not, Kazakhstan is a country in central Asia. This just showed how important your appearance is in this country.

I saw the movie in a theatre that had about 400 people, so it was a great experience. One thing odd was that outside of the theatre (this is inside the big theatre) there was a policeman on guard to prevent any protestors I guess.
post #45 of 139
i never smelled so much weed in a theatre on opening night ever.
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