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BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM (2020): The Things I Liked…

Borat 2 (2020), Sacha Baron Cohen, Prime Video

It was never going to be easy to follow Sacha Baron Cohen’s big hit Borat movie Borat – Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006).

Released more than 14 years ago, directed by Larry Charles and co-written by Cohen, it was funny, shocking, refreshing and cleverly put together. Fast forward to now, and I have to say that I found Cohen’s followup, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm quite disappointing.

There are very few moments in director Jason Wliner’s film where I smiled and maybe laughed a little. Far more frequently, however, there are cringe-worthy and sometimes gross/in-bad-taste scenes that failed to amuse; at times because the scenes were more unnecessarily vulgar than funny. Other times I could see the intended joke coming, but not in a way that made me look forward to the punchline; reason being, I’d seen something in the first Borat movie, where it was more amusing.

I appreciate the way Wliner’s acknowledges some recent/current key, happenings into the world. From Covid-19 and The Me Too Movement to events in American politics. I only wish I liked the seemingly rushed finished product more.

Forced to choose, my favourite moment besides when we learn of the maskini,’ is perhaps some of the scenes during the daughter’s makeover.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is one you watch if you’re SUPER curious. Having now watched it, I know that I’d have missed very little had I steered clear.

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BORAT 2 (2020): New Trailer From Sacha Baron Cohen…

Borat 2 (2020), Sacha Baron Cohen, Prime Video
Borat 2 (2020), Sacha Baron Cohen, Prime Video

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020).


Starring Sacha Baron Cohen; Borat 2 or, the other title: ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ is the follow up to 2006’s Borat – Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Directed by Jason Woliner; it’s time to go on another real-life adventure with fictional Kazakh television journalist Borat.

It’s hard to imagine that there are very many American’s that haven’t heard of Borat by now. A reality that poses an interesting challenge for this movie, I think.

Will this be as good as the first Borat movie? Probably not, but I’m watching it anyway, just in case and also because I really do enjoy what comes out of Cohen’s comedic brain.

Mike Pence, Ken Davitian, and Rudy Giuliani also star.

Borat 2 Release Dates: October 23rd, 2020 (US), Prime Video…

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