This strangely long name film is a mockumentary comedy featuring a fictitious journalist from Kazakhstan named Borat who travels around the United States recording documentary regarding American people and culture. All persons appeared in the film don’t know the true intention of the movie, in fact, they all had been tricked to believe that the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrays the role of Borat, is actually a Kazakh journalist. Thus, the reaction of people in the films is sarcastically real.
The film is surprisingly successful in term of box-office. Audiences and Critics alike love the way Borat explores the nature of American culture. As a matter of fact, comical elements in this film come from both the insight and skill of Sacha Baron Cohen and the real-life reactions of people he met along the way across America. It’s even funny to see the character of Borat set his goal in America to pursue Pamela Anderson after he had a chance to watch her sexy role in Bay Watch TV series and fell in love with her at the first sight. The ultimate ending of the film is hilarious as well as painful.
All in all, this is an enjoyable film to watch if you know American culture well enough. However, as there are many offensive scenes of vulgar, especially two naked guys fighting in the public across the hotel conference room, please avoid this movie if you are easily offended by those obscure scenes.
3 Stars out of 5 – it’s just funny to see how American people reacts to Borat. However, some controversial issues around the film might make it difficult to digest by particular audiences.