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post #91 of 139
I'm in the minority here, but I think this guy sucks, not funny at all. Definitely not interested in seeing this movie.
post #92 of 139
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Originally Posted by PinkFloyd
This Borat character isn't funny at all, maybe why he's selling out over in the USA
Yawnsemesh.
post #93 of 139
Id rate it:

Borat tv
Bruno
Borat Movie

Ali G



love them all though. i think all three characters work MUCH better without a plot.
post #94 of 139
You know there's a line about truth in Art - it's truth when you don't feel cheated if you find out the event never happened.

I find the "staged" criticisms funny 'cause though it's great to guess who was in on what, but that's such a small part of this and I was really impressed how integrated the acted and non-acted segments meshed into something much larger. In the end I thought it was far better than two hours of unrelated segments. And I can't think of a single thing the Ali G Borat shorts did better (as great as those were). Really it's like the difference between when The Simpsons were segways during Tracy Ullman versus when they got their own show. It moved to a whole other level.
post #95 of 139
I saw Borat today, courtesy of my college English course (our professor is a rock critic).

It definitely had its funny moments, I loved the chicken that he carries around in his suitcase, but at the same time found a lot of things a little over the top and offensive. Being a Jew in Asia made me really aware of the boundaries of race that still exist; race is still a huge deal in everything we do [unfortunately]. I think immature audiences could walk out of the theater wanting to impersonate antisemitic misogynists.

I thought the naked fight was kind of odd, and I wonder how viewers outside of America would react to it, I felt most of the shock was fueled off an American prudeness that Europeans wouldn't find so shocking.

Admittedly, maybe watching it in the context of thinking about what SCB is saying about America made it a little less fun.
post #96 of 139
As I've stated before, Borat is not for everybody.

If you are easily offended by crudeness, don't see it.
post #97 of 139
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Originally Posted by Spareribs

If you are easily offended by crudeness, don't see it.
My middle name is crudeness but, crudeness just for the sake of crudeness soon becomes nothing more than repetitive crud... sure this Borat is funny but in uber small doses.... seen him invite a TV host to fondle his manhood 4 times now, getting a bit long in the tooth, first time it brought a smile to my face but now I'm starting to wonder if the man is gay I can see the point getting female hosts to fondle his meat and two veg but he seems to get off on male hosts and, in return, wants to fondle their meat and two veg too....... hmmmmmm

Edit: further to the above it now appears he's even burying his face in people's crotches http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2...500336,00.html

Now, if he farted on people's heads that would be funny
post #98 of 139
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Originally Posted by AuroraProject
I'm in the minority here, but I think this guy sucks, not funny at all. Definitely not interested in seeing this movie.
A minority of two it seems
post #99 of 139
Looks like Borat will be the first "non-pornographic" film banned in Russia since the late 80s. [NYTimes]
post #100 of 139
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Originally Posted by Azure
The laughs were freaking hilarious when they were there, but I just thought there was just too much dead space/fake story in between them.
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Originally Posted by Coltrane
i think all three characters work MUCH better without a plot.
Totally agree with both of these comments. The movie was hilarious, but the fake story parts really turned me off. What's the point of even having a plot in something like this? It added nothing to the movie, because the reason people see this movie is to see all the the skits within. The plot added nothing to the social commentary aspect. The parts that are by far the funniest are when Cohen is interacting with unsuspecting people, not just being ridiculous on his own. Maybe leave in some things (like the beginning and end and a small portion of the stuff in the middle) so people understand who Borat is supposed to be, but the rest should have been cut, IMO.

Jackass, for example doesn't attempt a plot, and that works. It would have worked here too.
post #101 of 139
Apparently the frat boys are real. Thats crazy.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html
post #102 of 139
Thread Starter 
There are people who would do anything to be in a movie that interacts with the main actor/actress, don't know what those guys are thinking.
post #103 of 139
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Originally Posted by Coltrane
Apparently the frat boys are real. Thats crazy.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html
Of course they were. You can't "act" that ignorant, that well.

I really love this part.

The film "made plaintiffs the object of ridicule, humiliation, mental anguish and emotional and physical distress, loss of reputation, goodwill and standing in the community," the lawsuit said.

As if there is a more perfect example of people in society not taking responsibility for their actions. Yeah the film did it. That damn film made those words fly right out of my mouth. Anyone with an IQ higher than 10 knows that you really start to speak your mind once under the influence of alcohol. They were clearly speaking how they truly feel and there was no way it was scripted.

What a shocker that they were from a school in the Old South where that special kind of unabashed ignorance still pervades all forms of society under the guise of heritage.
post #104 of 139
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Originally Posted by F1GTR
What a shocker that they were from a school in the Old South where that special kind of unabashed ignorance still pervades all forms of society under the guise of heritage.
I don't like this statement for a couple of reasons but mostly for the moronic assumption that just because a school is located in the South, that the people who attend are ignorant.
post #105 of 139
Exposing racist people in the South is kinda funny though in a dark comedy way. It reminds me of Howard Stern humour when he used to have the Ku Klux Klan guy on his show as a guest. It's so surreal.

That said, I grew up in the North and had racist classmates in school so it's not just a southern thing primarily. Of course, not everyone from the South is a racist redneck. Lot's of good people live in the south......and there is nothing wrong with being from Texas!
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