Some people have said that it is offensive, some it is rude but it is by the far the funniest film of 2006.
Sacha Baron Cohen cleverly acts as a Kazahk journalist who is eager to share his life and thoughts with the world, however when he goes to America he is in for a big culture change and struggles to understand the life of people in the western world. What he thinks is normal behavior is rude and offending to the Americans but to him it is totally normal.
This leads to outrageously funny comments from Sacha and great comedy that you just can’t see anywhere else. I don’t quite know how he got away with it but one is for certain that it sure is funny.
The story begins with Borat introducing us to his life in Kazakhstan and we see a variety of hilarious characters such as ‘Boltok the Rapist’ and ’Natalya, fourth-best prostitute in all of Kazakhstan’. Here we see the life and very a technologically starved lifestyle of Borat and the people in his villiage.
After a short introduction from Borat he is whisked away to the ‘U S and A’ to make a documentary on the life of Americans. However on his journey we see him take part in many strange events such as kidnapping Pamela Anderson (the love of his life), Purchase an ice-cream van and a bear for protection and also get lost and abandoned by his partner in documentary making. But he still manages to get back home to his wife, sister and his cassette player.
This motion picture, despite its low budget, is a masterpiece in comedy and Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius for creating and getting away with a highly controversial, yet very witty, film.