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Borat Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Pamela Anderson

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Borat is the ridiculously offensive comic creation of Sacha Baron Cohen. The character is a Kazakh journalist sent to the U.S. to learn many lessons and make a film about them.

He and his producer Azamat touch down in New York. There he sees Pamela Anderson on TV and decides to go to California and take her as his new wife.

They take to the road in a battered old van. During the trip Borat learns many things about American culture. He sings the Kazakh national anthem at a rodeo after proclaiming his admiration for "great warlord" Bush. He meets a panel of feminists, and learns about "Not" jokes. There is a hilarious scene where Borat is invited to an elegant dinner party and he brings a prostitute as his date.

When Borat catches Azamat pleasuring himself to a picture of Pamela Anderson, the two start fighting and one way or another end up naked wrestling in a crowded dining hall. Azamat decides to leave Borat and return home, taking all his money and his ursine bodyguard. Borat continues his journey, hitchhiking with frat members and church groups, finding out about the diverse culture of the U.S.

After getting to L.A., he tracks down Pamela at a book signing event. There he shows us how to make a woman your bride, "Khazaki style": he puts a sack over her head and tries to kidnap her.

Borat's American adventure ends here, and he will bring much wisdom to his people in Kazakhstan. In the words of Borat: "Please, you come see my film, if it not success, I will be execute."
Best part of story, including ending: Most of the film is unscripted, so it's funny to see the reactions that Borat gets from people in the film as well as ourselves and what they reveal about us.

Best scene in story: The rodeo scene was great, showing the crowd cheer for Borat's war cry against Irak, but turn on him when he starts singing a fake Kazakh anthem set to "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Opinion about the main character: Obviously Borat is an exaggerated character so there's not much to say about him, but Sacha Baron Cohen does know how to get real reactions out of people.

The review of this Movie prepared by Vlad Codirla a Level 5 American Goldfinch scholar





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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   vacation or seeing foreign culture How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian

Setting

United States    -   Yes Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   The 'stans Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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