Sunday, November 05, 2006

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit the Glorious Nation Kazakstan :
uncomfortably, bitingly funny. There are some scenes Jon and I thought were overlong and rather unnecessary (the 2 men fighting, in particular. I leave it at that because it is a scene that will never leave you for the rest of your life), but there were some telling scenes.
The one where he sings the national anthem in a Virginian rodeo was unnerving. He started by saying he was in favor of the war, that we need to fight the terrorists, etc. The crowd cheered. He said we should never rest until all the terrorists have been killed. More cheering. Then he shouts, "We will never rest until the blood of every man, woman, and child has been shed." The crowd erupted in cheering.
I would not recommend this movie for everyone, but for those who appreciate satire, it was very good.

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