Saturday, November 04, 2006

Disturbingly Funny - Brilliantly embarrassing!

Yes... I paid to see it. Yes, I stayed for the entire show... through the last credit roll. Borat would have expected me to do so.

Here he is... the one on the right.

Sacha Baron Cohen's creation is a license to print money. BORAT opened in 834 theaters this weekend and will probably do more business than the two family movies that opened on 3400+ screens each. I'm talking about Tim Allen's latest Santa Clause feature and the animated film, "Flushed Away."

Both of those movies will no doubt be successful, following the formula that has worked time and time again - however they are being eclipsed by a movie that will most certainly find a way to offend every single person who sees it. I must admit that I was warned by co-workers who had seen it weeks ago. They told me it was funny - laugh out loud funny - and also shocking. One friend predicted that it would have earned an X rating had it been released back in the mid-70s and I could not agree more.

If you are not afraid to laugh at clever, crude, ingenious, offensive, insightful, disgusting, juvenile, and brilliant material - then you must see this movie.

It is not so much a movie about a person as it is a mirror upon the world. And yet it is a movie about a person.

Katherine Hepburn once said that acting is very much like standing on stage naked and being forced to turn around very slowly. This movie has recreated that feeling for me. And yet... I loved 99% of it.


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