Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Borat

Go see Borat!: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Yes, it is without a doubt offensive, but probably not in the way you might think.

Sacha Baron Cohen plays Borat, a man from Kazahkstan. Borat is a mysogynist, racist, and anti-semite. But what will offend you in the end is not Borat and the fictional portrayal of Kazhakstanis, but the real Americans who turn out to be misogynist and racist, but for real.

All of us in the theatre cringed and laughed with great discomfort at many of the politically incorrect scenes in this film. But we were dead silent when the point of this movie hit home: Borat was fictional, but the real Americans were not. And the real Americans were just as bad as Borat, if not worse.

This movie is genuine satire, revealing nothing at all about Kazahkstan, but a whole lot about America. And what it reveals about America is not all that pretty.

I highly recommend it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw it. It was funny and sad to see how unaware and unelightened one can be.

Ana

Sunday, November 12, 2006 10:24:00 PM  

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