Borat, or “Borat!: Cultural Learnings of America for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan” as it is officially titled, is, in my opinion, the funniest film of the year and possibly even of the last few years.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter ego “Borat Sagdiyev” is Kazakhstan’s No. 2 journalist, who has embarked on a trip to New York to film a documentary about America on behalf of the Information ministry of Kazakhstan. During his travels he gets a little side-tracked when he falls for Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, this forcing him to convince his crew to change all their plans and make their way to California instead to seek her out. Along the way to the “Real America” the hilarity levels get stronger, as does the controversial material, making this a film you should definitely watch with an open mind, and with a good sense of humour.
Borat is cringingly hilarious, and even those it offends (which is pretty much everyone) can appreciate the genius behind this. Sacha Baron Cohen is absolutely brilliant!