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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jason Harbaugh, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Well-Known Member

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    My favorite character from DA Ali G Show. Trailer is now online.
    View Trailer

    www.boratmovie.com

    This is just going to be.....hilariously.....weird. [​IMG]
     
  2. Joe D

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    I love the show, and I hope they are working on more episodes.

    The trailer looked good, but the real reason why this stuff is funny is because Mr. Cohen talks to real people without scripting.

    (Ali G line here) The real question is what happens now that we have found BLT's in Iraq [​IMG]
     
  3. MikeRS

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    The new trailer

    http://mp3content01.bcst.yahoo.com/b...eamID=27349728

    It's being released as counter-programming this November (pretty bold move). It's directed by Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry Charles. The buzz is it's a Spinal Tap level comedy classic. Considering I've laughed harder during the Borat sequences of the 'Ali G show' - than anything in the last 10 years - I believe it.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that half the audience I was with for "Ricky Bobby" nearly pissed themselves when the trailer came on today — myself included.
     
  5. MikeRS

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    I'll be seeing this in 3-4 weeks time at the Toronto Film Festival's Midnight Madness screening with Cohen present.

    He's been threatening to make some sort of grand entrance at the premiere...possibly wearing that lovely green bikini...or maybe something involving live donkeys [​IMG]
     
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    The new trailer is fantastic, I'm very happy the film isn't all scripted (hopefully only the beginning is).

    I also hope they are working on more episodes, Ali-G and Bruno are great.
     
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    i just checked the festival site, and the movie wasn't listed?
     
  9. Bill McA

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    The complete film list isn't posted until Aug 22nd.

    The Borat premiere was announced in an earlier press release which can be found here
     
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    I finally watched the actual trailer for Borat today. It looks awesome. I am absolutely going to go see it. When is the release date does anybody know?
     
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    Nov. 3.

    I've been a huge fan of the Borat character ever since seeing bootleg tapes of the U.K. Ali G show years ago (which was superior to the HBO show, I'm afraid. Borat works even better in England).

    Looking forward to the movie.

    --Jefferson Morris
     
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    I caught a second trailer for this yesterday before Jackass 2. Nov 3 can't come fast enough!
     
  15. Joe D

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    No, Mel Gibsons was invited. [​IMG]
     
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    His statement in full:
     
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    He must be eating up all of the free publicity caused by Kazakhstan. [​IMG]
     
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    Have you guys been seeing this like commercial that Kazakstahn is apaprently running in America to try and like, help their image and tell Americans that they are, like, a good and stable strategic partner of ours or something? It was extremely funny in that unintentionally hilarious way. All these news stories are making me laugh my ass off.

    And if possible I am not even MORE excited for Borat.
     
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    I've seen all of 5 minutes of Ali G, but I came into possession of tickets to a free screening of Borat last night. Based on the wildly positive reviews, I went.

    And it's a very funny movie. It's not the greatest comedy in a decade, but it's outrageous, insulting, demeaning, and hysterical all at once. The central conceit is simply, how far do you take the joke (culture clashing)?

    The answer...pretty damn far.

    It's very rare that you can guarantee someone significant laughs at a film. But I guarantee it at Borat.

    Take care,
    Chuck
     

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