Movie Look: Borat

Short Summary: Whilst touring the US to report on its culture, a man named Borat sees Pamela Anderson on TV and decides to look for her in California.

I’m not really much for stand-up comedies these days, and consequently I’m also not much for comedies that are primarily skit-based. Stuff like Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Kentucky Fried Movie, and Louie have their laughs, but overall they’re never as funny to me as people say they are because I can’t really buy into that sort of disjointed nature for a long time.

Borat is in the same vein as those beloved comedies I don’t really dig. It has its moments where I laugh; but overall, watching Sacha Baron Cohen play an offensive stereotype with the only real connecting thread between the “dirty foreigner grossly misunderstands American culture” skits (and they are skits) being his pursuit of Pamela Anderson doesn’t make me burst out laughing constantly like the reviews say I should. For the most part, I just find it watchable with a few amusing moments. Oh well.

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Verdict: Not bad, but not my favorite kind of dark/dirty humor.

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