Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Directed by: Jason Woliner
Screenplay by: Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Swimer
Story by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Nina Pedrad, Dan Swimer, based on ‘Borat Sagdiyev’ by Sacha Baron Cohen
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Baklova, Dani Popescu
Moviefilm that make us emote, that subsequent bring family together and make benefit people is glorious thing.
Especially in today’s society where our world is fractured by its politics, by a virus that has uprooted people’s livelihoods and threatened to destroy global economies, there is Borat Sagdiyev to remind us of all the beauty that exists. In 2007, Borat visited US&A to learn more about what makes Americans tick.
He learned a lot then and took his learnings back to Kazakhstan to make nation glorious.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest trip to the US&A, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” is set fourteen years after his last trip to US&A. To make benefit for former, glorious nation of Kazakhstan, the president (Dani Popescu) send Borat back to America. Mission to bribe important people to restore Kazakhstan’s rightful place in the world.
‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ is crude, crass, and outrageously funny. Cohen pushes the limits of humor to tell a straightforward story in an extremely complex world. That story might be very simple on the surface; however, the characters deepen the complex response to a complex society.
Borat is a simpleton. It might be easy to explain the character away like the folks from the Town of Rock Ridge – “you know, morons.’ A scene early in the film paints a very different picture of life in Borat’s home town, where communal relations are a bedrock of life. Director Jason Woliner introduces us to Borat’s daughter, Tutar, at this early stage.
Played very skillfully by Maria Bakalova in her debut film, Tutar makes a huge impact on the story, really driving its direction. The script, written by a team of eight, based on a story written by a somewhat similar team of four, is heavily character-driven in that Borat’s simplemindedness makes him appear as if he’s inept once he gets to America.
Cohen has an ingenious way of injecting a tactile sensation into Borat as he learns about the various ways of life in our current environment – we get a chance to feel his reaction through the screen. In doing so, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ uses the humor of each situation to educate Borat. More than once, I saw the situations that Borat and Tutar were placed in as a reflection of our backward notions, perhaps reflecting our own ineptness toward one another. A fax machine gag does not wear thin.
That’s the beauty of ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”: it never overstays its welcome. We are made to feel a part of Borat’s journey and his growth, not only as a person but as a human being.
I remember first moviefilm, “Borat” in 2006. I remember laughing hysterically at it and wishing that we had more characters like him in our popular culture. In our topsy-turvy world of today, fourteen years later, in which another now owns the studio who launched the film, and the virus that has kept us locked down has led to another method of seeing make glorious moviefilm, Sacha Baron Cohen leaves a character and an indelible impression of his sojourn within the US&A.
‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ is Highly Recommended.