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I just got back from it. I found it extremely funny and a good exploration of intolerance. People really let their guard down when they think they're dealing with an idiot. The frat boys and the manager of the rodeo in particular. Thoughts?
 

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Thanks for the recommendation Aaron I'm looking forward to it.
 

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Just caught the Daily SHow episode with Sasha err I mean Borat.
Maybe I will watch the film.
 

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Loved it!!

K
 

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Haven't seen it yet. How does it compare to the show? More of the same, or is it even more outrageous? If Cohen gets bored with Borat, I wouldn't mind a movie about Bruno either.
 

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Originally Posted by javyn
If Cohen gets bored with Borat, I wouldn't mind a movie about Bruno either.
It's on the way. http://www.timeout.com/film/news/1491.html Personally, I've always found Bruno the least funny character of the three. I think his act gets old after about 5 minutes, I can't imagine how they are going to make a 90 minute film about Bruno. And there are several scenes in Borat that are definitely more outrageous than anything on the show.
 

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I saw it last night. Cohen's certainly talented and the movie's reasonably entertaining, but, at times, had the feel of an SNL skit that runs a little too long when it doesn't need to.

During the course of filming, I can't believe Cohen didn't get:

A) Arrested
B) Beaten
C) Killed
 

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Really, I didn't think it got outrageous enough. The true talent of Cohen is his ability to fish out hidden predjudices, which happened a couple of times in the film but not as much as I expected after reading a few reviews.

That being said, I think the hotel room scene (the most lowbrow part of the movie) was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
 

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*high five!*

saw it, great! it's basically like the Ali G bits compiled within the context of a storyline.

what I'm wondering is if the Pam Anderson part was real and she got punk'd, or if she was in on it and is a better actress than we give her credit for. That was funny as hell when Borat busts out the 'bag'.

I agree that Bruno is the least funniest character. I also can't see a 90 minute movie with him that has consistent laughs, as his 5 min bits are rarely funny.
 

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Absolutely one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. When I went on Friday night with my buddies, the theatre was packed with a raucous crowd. Especially during the hotel scene, the whole theatre was out of fucking control!


For anyone who plans on seeing it, I recommend you do so while it's still playing in theatres. I enjoyed it as an experience; I know that if I were to buy it on DVD and watch it at home it wouldn't nearly be as funny.
 

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Saw it tonight and thought it was awesome.
 
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i feel like i missed half the movie b/c folks were guffawing and laughing too loudly, myself included. right?
 

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Saw it last night. Alternated between laughter and terror. I thought he would get kicked hard for a few stunts - particularly the hotel vignette. Some parts were truly hysterical, though - the auto dealer, and the B&B.
 

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