I’m sure you’ve heard about “Borat.” Like Snakes on a Plane, its been the object of a huge amount of hype and word-of-mouth style promotion. I went to go see the movie Sunday night, and I gotta say, I thought it was hilarious. Although, several people walked out of the theater about 15 minutes into the movie. And I heard a few others say “That wasn’t funny at all” while leaving. Honestly, if you don’t have a sense of humor (and a flexible one at that) don’t see it. But, if you’re a fan of pushing-the-envelope type humor a la South Park, Drawn Together, etc, chances are you’ll laugh hard and loud.
For the Nov 13 edition of Newsweek, there appears an interview with the comedic mind behind Borat and Ali G: Sacha Baron Cohen. This is a rare event in and of itself, as he is notoriously guarded in regards to his privacy, and rarely gives interviews out of character. Check it out.
To be fair, this isn’t “high comedy” we’re talking about here. This is pretty low-brow slapsticky stuff. However, I personally tend to like that kind of humor (when done well, which this is) so I encourage those who also like it to check out “Borat.” Just check your sense of “PC” at the door, and you’ll be fine.
UPDATE: Now a man in Turkey, who is a local internet celebrity, is claiming to be the “real” Borat.