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For make benefit glorious laughing

November 21, 2006|by BRAD SMITH

Review

OK, so here I am again writing a review on a movie that everyone at first glance thinks, "Who would see that?" Well, I did and I couldn't be happier.

With "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" sweeping into the nation's theaters, I was willing to take the chance. And I loved it.

Now at first glance, this looks like a movie for idiots, and it is.

But if you take time to watch it, you'll see that there's more in store for those who can bear to buy a ticket. Borat, a TV reporter from Kazakhstan, is a character created by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Borat is extremely un-PC - he hates Jews, gypsies and gays, and thinks sex slavery is a good idea.

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If you've only seen the previews for the film, you might think, "Oh, I'm not seeing that, it's making fun of foreigners." That's not the case. It is really making fun of the Americans around Borat - the people he interviewed and talked with and, believe it or not, the film's audience.

While watching, you will experience some of the most intense belly laughs ever. At times, you will just have to come out of your laughter world and look at the situation to think, "I can't believe they just did that."

You won't understand it until you see it, but I have got to say that I feel sorry for Pamela Anderson.

I personally think that everyone in America should see "Borat," but it's rated R. So, kids, get parental permission; adults, don't see it with your parents.

I think this by far is the best comedy this year and maybe even this decade. Borat is even better than "Napoleon Dynamite," and that is saying something.

Still laughing, I give "Borat" 10 high fives out of 10.

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