Borat came to the U.S. and A to make a movie-film. He wanted to learn about the “greatest country in the world” and make a documentary to benefit his homeland of Kazakhstan. The result? To say the least, it is a film that shows off how not so great America is, and that Sacha Baron Cohen might just be the funniest man on the planet.
As the sex-crazed, Jew hating, tactless Borat, British comedian Baron Cohen lights up the silver screen with hijinx, and stuns his audience with painful amounts of laughter. The film is overly irreverent, following Borat as he travels through America, meeting with some of the most unbelievable characters our country has to offer. From the edgy New Yorkers who threaten to kick his ass on the subway to the anti-homosexual, gun toting Bush-ite Rodeo manager who advises him to shave his mustache to make him look less like a terrorist, to the right-wing Evangelists who try and save his soul and introduce him to Jesus — it is an America that becomes the butt end of each joke. The film, utilizing some higher level of genius on the part of Cohen, exposes some of the “lows” of American culture — a tragic but hilarious sight to be seen.
Another hilarious sight is the lead man himself and his antics that keep the audience laughing from bell to bell. To be honest, I have not laughed this hard at a film in a long, long time. From his mannerisms to the audacity he has showing more than some skin, Cohen makes every single minute of this film funny. And just like any other comedy, there are moments where the humor must take a back seat to plot development, but this time around that’s not the case for long. It seems as if every two minutes, Borat is finding some way to get himself into some predicament that leaves the audience laughing so hard they are on the verge of having an accident.