Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Larry Charles

Even if you’ve seen all the episodes from Da Ali G Show you’re not prepared for the emotional rollercoaster you embark upon when viewing the feature length debut of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Kazakhstani alias, Borat. Having learned a thing or two since the mediocre Ali G film, Cohen relies on what works best and catches the real-life American public off guard with his anti-Semantic, sexist and overly obscene comments as a news reporter from Kazakhstan visiting some of the most redneck parts of the States. This is where the human case study begins, as we see incredibly rude and sometimes violent reactions from people toward their experiences with Borat, although occasionally you see how tolerant people can be. Cohen manages to pull off moments that have never been seen before in any medium, such as having the absolute nerves of steel to enter an occupied elevator completely naked, which soon switches to a conference attended by hundreds. There are moments that are almost unbearable and moments that will leave you in tears, making Borat one of the most sensational viewing experiences you’re likely to ever have. The DVD doesn’t have a ton of extras but there are a few deleted scenes that are equally as good as what made the film, including an unbelievably patient grocery store employee taking the time to say "that’s cheese” or "that’s butter” to Borat’s non-stop questions about produce, which go on for ages. The best extra feature is Cohen’s film festival appearances, which document the phenomenon that his character created attending the screenings of his film the world over, with most in attendance treating him like royalty and letting him know that he’s their "hero.” It makes you feel slightly less horrible for the antique storeowner whose wares were trashed because now he surely feels honoured to be a part of this bizarre phenomenon. (Fox)