Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Borat : Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

I know, I know - two posts in one day! You aren't dreaming it, it's really happening!

So - went to see the Borat movie last night, because we had a free preview pass. Wow, was that a funny movie. Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius - but now some of the folks 'interviewed' in the film are unhappy with the movie, and say they were duped into participating. So, that brings up the question, can they sue? Well,'s Explainer (Daniel Engber) answers that question right here.

The movie was a big hit with the crowd we saw it with, so I'm sure it'll make a lot of money. That will probably sway the people that felt wronged by their participation in the movie to go ahead and try suing anyway. I guess I can't totally blame them if they try, but in reality they only have themselves to blame - no one made them say what they said. I guess it's just the American way - blame someone else and don't take responsibility for your own actions.

Well, sorta got off on a tangent there - anyway, the Borat movie was really good, I laughed a lot, which was problematic because so did everyone else (of course), and you tend to miss a funny line or two in the movie cause everyone is laughing through it. Minor complaint though. I do wish that I had known going in that there would be so much male nudity in it, cause I saw WAY more of Borat's producer Azamat (and Borat himself) than I really wanted too! Yikes...

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