The Stream: Can get annoying after a while
The Big Screen: Classic Borat
The Final Bill: Get some laughs but more importantly go VOTE!– S2S: Movie Review
Director: Jason Woliner
Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay by), Anthony Hines (screenplay by) | 11 more credits »
Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova | See full cast & crew
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Platform: Prime Video (released October 23rd, 2020)
Stream to Big Screeners, we’re in the middle of Halloween season, but we had to take some time to get some laughter. This week Prime Video released Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. This is the sequel to Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Honestly, I got tricked and hassled by Trip Fontaine into watching this film. I am not a big fan of Sacha Baron Cohen, but I can suffer through it to review for our viewers. Let’s see how crazy this gets.
Needless to say, Borat is completely crazy and it follows that his daughter is just as insane. This film is full of satirical, political commentary and, sadly, also just the reality of parts of America. The jokes are crisp and clever. It is sad that people actually fell for this while being recorded – again. I feel like some of these bits are entirely scripted, but I know that much of it is too close to real. Sasha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova really do capture the political insanity that has consumed America throughout 2020. For me, some of this is just a bit too much but what is satire without great exaggeration? It’s bad comedy. Here, we have comedy that ultimately works and highlights the culture in which we live. The only thing I want to highlight is thank goodness for the Jeanise Jones’s of the world. She’s my favorite part of this movie. I must also shoutout the idiots trying to explain to Borat what a conspiracy theory is in this movie. This scene became way too close to showing the depressing division in this current political climate we are stuck in. Honestly, we have to thank Sacha for putting idiot ideology on front street. I’m looking at you Rudy Guiliani.
Long story short, I suffered through this comedy but I’ll admit I did laugh some. Borat does Borat things. If you enjoyed it before, then you’ll enjoy this too. There isn’t a rush to watch this but any undecided voters should definitely grab a bowl of popcorn and watch this before election day.
P.S. The original title of this film is Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (original title)