Borat--a guaranteed funny movie starring Sacha Baron Cohen
Borat and Ali G retired by Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen recently announced that he's dropping his highly successful alter ego characters, Borat and Ali G. "When I was being Ali G and Borat, I was in character sometimes 14 hours a day, and I came to love them. So admitting I am never going to play them again is quite a sad thing."
Sad also for Cohen's fans! I wonder what comes next from this sui generis, talented and brainy comedian?
Borat Loves Pamela Anderson
I saw Borat yesterday. It was a crude but funny movie. For me it didn't quite live up to the hype. I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn't already seen most of Da Ali G shows on HBO. I'm not sure what Cohen will do for an encore. He may be a one trick pony. We'll see. I've seen many Woody Allen movies and never failed to enjoy them. I'm not sure the same will be true of Sacha Baron Cohen. One may be enough. I enjoy Da Ali G, but I enjoy Larry David's Curb your enthusiasm more. Some say that's because I resemble Larry David in several respects. Not sure I agree, but it's possible!
Cohen plays a Kazakstani reporter who travels across the United States conducting impromptu "ambush" interviews which reveal a number of Americans' prejudices and excentricities,e.g., the anti-Semiktism he encountered in a country music bar where the patrons are singing along with Borat "Throw the Jews down the well."
"The basic Borat MO is familiar to anyone who's watched Da Ali G Show, the British (and later HBO) semireality show in which Baron Cohen, as one of three different personas, interviewed public figures with a deliberate cluelessness that forced his subjects to step outside their usual talking points." (Dana Stevens review in Slate.)
Borat Ready for a Closeup
- Borat is already negotiating with Hollywood for several sequels
The latest on Borat.
NYT review of "Borat" starring Sasha Baron Cohen of "Da Ali G Show."
Borat aka Sacha Baron Cohen aka Ali G
BORAT TRICKED ME
- How'd they get people to be in the Borat movie? - By Daniel Engber - Slate Magazine
Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is set to open in two weeks. The comedy follows a fictional Central Asian journalist who travels across the United States and interviews real peop
Ali G Indahouse
Ali G Character Mask
Borat--review by Manohla Dargis
America Undercover--Sacha Baron Cohen's Disturbing Ingenious Borat.
Borat in Tucson--"Throw the Jews Down the Well"
Borat's anti-Semitic country singer satire goes over big in country bar in Tucson.