BoratDirector: Larry Charles, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Jane Sanguinetti Luenell
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Master of disguise Sacha Baron Cohen hits the road to explore America as the crude Kazakstani reporter Borat in a feature mockumentary that brings one of the Da Ali G Show star's most popular characters to life on the big screen. Sent by the Kazakh Ministry of Information to gain a better understanding of American culture and bring his findings back home, Borat and faithful producer Azamat (Ken Davitian) set their sights in New York City. When the citizens and interview subjects of the Big Apple seem less than receptive to Borat's distinctively unrestrained approach and the curious Kazakh television personality stumbles across an episode of Baywatch while channel-surfing in his hotel room, he becomes instantly smitten with screen siren Pamela Anderson. Now confident that the only way to discover the true essence of America is to travel to California and make the bikini-clad beauty his bride, Borat purchases a ramshackle ice-cream truck in which he and Azamat will make their way across the Great Plains and on to the sunny West Coast -- all the while coming into contact with a wide variety of "typical" Americans. Within this loose, scripted framework, Borat engages in his usual misbehavior with unsuspecting strangers, from accidentally releasing a chicken from his suitcase on a New York subway ride to a formal interview with Alan Keyes.
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Sacha Baron Cohen||Borat Sagdiyev|
|Ken Davitian||Azamat Bagatov|
|Jane Sanguinetti Luenell||Luenell|
|Pat Haggerty||Pat Haggerty|
|Alan Keyes||Alan Keyes|
|Pamela Anderson||Pamela Anderson|
|Chester the Chimp||Bear|
|Charlie & Sonia||Bear|
|Jonathan Allen||Sound Mixer|
|Jason Alper||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Peter Baynham||Co-producer,Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Sacha Baron Cohen||Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter|
|Erran Baron Cohen||Score Composer|
|David Saenz de Maturana||Art Director|
|Scott Harber||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Anthony Hines||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Monica Levinson||Executive Producer|
|Dan Mazer||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Andrew Hill Newman||Consultant/advisor|
|Todd Phillips||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Richard Henderson||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|David Siegel||Asst. Director|
|Dale Stern||Asst. Director|
1. Village of Kuzçek [:02]
2. Hobbies and Reportings [3:50]
3. Arrival in New York Citys [2:28]
4. Reportings on Humor [:41]
5. Pamela and Feminists [3:36]
6. Great News About Wife [3:33]
7. Learnings About Automobiles [3:37]
8. Washington DCs [1:41]
9. Television Appearing [2:20]
10. Rodeo [1:58]
11. Gypsy Treasures and "Wassup Wit It?" [2:30]
12. Nest of Jews [3:26]
13. Protection [:14]
14. Society Dinner [3:44]
15. Luenell [2:28]
16. Antique Store [1:46]
17. Dispute With Azamat [3:24]
18. Shit Times [2:20]
19. Fraternity Boys [:15]
20. Mr. Jesus [5:57]
21. California Arrive [2:35]
22. Pamela Marriage Proposal [2:32]
23. Return Kazakhstan [3:11]
24. O Kazakhstan/End Credits [3:01]
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This film is not for bigots, rascists, or others with "issues" or "hidden agendi"! Cohen takes a well-deserved swipe at those who profess to be openminded, yet who lack the openmindedness to see themselves as others might see them. The film is, in a word, hilarious. Does an exemplary job in pointing out how human we all are--reminds me of how Mark Twain liked to upset things.
I LOVED this movie! Well, I easily laugh at a lot of things. I laughed so hard during this movie I started crying. It was great!But, if you're a hard person to make laugh..you might not like this.
This movie is hilarious!! Some can never think this movie is funny because "you'll never get this!" Highly recommended! MER!!
Why is this stupid movie so darn awful? There's no point, no actual story line, and the roster is disgusting.This may be the worst low-budget film in movie making history. Lord help us all Run, run as fast as you can from moronic Borat! Never watch this JOKE in front of moral family, its SATANIC.Who's the bozo who gave him an award related maybe!
I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard! Sasha Baren Cohen is pure genius, and it amazes me that he stayed completely in character throughout! It was, by far, the funniest movie I've seen...ever! I am not easily offended, so it may turn you off if you are. I also think you can't take anything he does as a personal stab at any race, gender, religion, etc. He is simply outrageous, incredibly witty, and is pure ad lib genius!
its obvious that the folks with negative reviews do not have the sense of humor they think they have. This movie is hilarious. Sasha Baron Cohen's comedy is Andy Kaufman caliber. I guess some folks don't like the truths that this film exposes but hey if you don't like it don't watch it.
I was VERY dissappointed in this movie. I knew going in that this was humor at the expense of another but was not aware that the movie was as gross as it was. I would not reccomend this movie to anyone. The people at the video store warned me it was not funny and not to rent it, then I got it as a gift from a friend who purchased it for me. My friend, and guests felt horrible when we watched the movie as a group of about 10 to celebrate my new home theater. None liked it and felt the humor was flat, not very original, and really gross. There are so many better comedies offered for purchase from B&N, go buy those!!!
Ribald and, at times, profane and disgusting, BORAT takes the mockumentary genre farther than it has ever gone before. Through the eyes of a supposedly foreign journalist we see sides of American life and culture that's not necessarily flattering or sensible: drunken frat boys, religious zealots, etc. This is one of the wildest comedies ever made - but it's certainly not for prudes or the timid.
This movie was hillarious and I'm not exactly sure what some of you were expecting. It's a comedian pretending to be foreign to put American's out of the norm situations and see how they respond. The funniest parts of this movie aren't what he says, but some of the responses that he gets from other people. Yes, he there is over the top anti-Semitism in the movie, but it is OVER THE TOP so that it is clear that is a joke to make the character this way. I mean the guy carries around "gypsy" tears. Not to mention the jewish family he stays with are just about the kindest people on earth. My 2 cents. Definitely worth a watch!
I thought the movie was so funny. The characters are great, and really make you laugh. But if you are easily offended do not watch this movie, it has the abilty to hurt feelings. But, since I appreciate this type of humor I say it rocked!!!
Borat was the funniest movie of '06. Some of the people in the movie would beg to differ, as would George Saunders in the pages of The New Yorker. What makes Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy work is the way he tends to draw out the true nature of the people he fools on camera - jerks and bigots tend to reveal their true colors, while others, even if they might appear slightly awkward or even silly, show how decently they would behave in the presence of what they perceive to be a truly ridiculous man with a camera. But all that aside, the movie is just plain hilarious....
My name a Borat. I like you, I like sex. It's nice! I get a window from a the glass, he get a window from a the glass. I get a step, he get a step. I get a clock radio, he can't afford. Great success! Qoutes like these and many others from the begining to the end. I love this whole movie. Also love all the Ali G, Borat and Bruno stuff he did.
This movie is hard to stomach for some, but its benefits far outweigh its crudeness. It is raw comedy at its best. It is fresh and full of new tricks. I laughed the 4th time I watched it and I still laugh. High five!
I should have stuck to my gut instinct and not bothered with this one. What a waste of time. I want those 20 minutes of my life back.
I almost died laughing
If you didn't find this movie hilarious, you just didn't "get it." And p.s., this movie is rated "R" for a reason. Don't bring kids.
I absolutely love this movie. The funniest part of the movie is how his character brings out how rascist and judgemental people of America can be. Not all people, mind you. Not to mention, how he mocks them. Overall, this moviefilm is a great success!
I thought the jokes about "Jews" were totally inappropriate during this movie. Funny that the other reviews are so good, but racism is racism. I wonder why so many liberals like this film? Don't view this film unless you want to be a racist.
With his clueless, racist but always funny Borat character Sacha Baron Cohen is the new Andy Kaufman. He shines a mirror up to everyday American society through use of an outsider. It is both comedy with a political message. The movie was great.
I brought my little sister along with my dad, uncle, aunt, stepmom, and other siblings to see this movie. Seriously i dont think it is appropriate for anyone under 15. By 15 they know alot so.. yeah 15 is a good age to see this movie. But i did like it.
I had high expectations for this movie, for I had heard so much about it. I had also seen the trailer in which "Borat" was at a rodeo event and said that he was from kazakhstan and he supported our "war of terror." Therefore, I thought that the movie was going to be one with "smart humor," with a smart observation of America. But the movie turned out to be a sensasionalist one that sought a shock effect on its viewers. A cannot get myself to recommend it to anyone, that is why I give it a poor rating.
If you're the kind of person who thinks "Jackass" is genius, than Borat is for you. Otherwise, the trailer contains the only real clean material of the entire movie, which is too bad because this could have been one hell of a clever comedy. Instead, the name of the game here is to see how much pain, we, the audience, will endure. In the advertisements, it appeared that the joke was on unsuspecting bystanders found through different walks of life, a la Tom Green or similar style pranksters, but in reality, the joke in Borat, is on us. Which begs one to question, where's the line between funny and offensive? There are some who thought Andy Kaufmann was a genius for "challenging the audience" and making them cringe and uncomfortable rather than making them laugh. I have to admit, after watching this film, I'm not of that camp. I can't believe I paid to be ridiculed.
Now I like funny raunchy movies at times. Yet this - I dont really know what to call it - is not even mildly funny or entertaining. Very disappointing!