Best movie title ever …
You know, I’d never have believed he could pull this off a second time: the Borat character must be so well known you’d think Sacha Baron Cohen would be recognised everywhere, no matter what disguise he put on.
Anyway, assuming that the whole film isn’t a massive put-up job (and I still have my suspicions about some of the people he talks to, and the setups in general), then he not only got away with it, he’s come up with a better, more human, more sphincter-clenchingly uncomfortable film than the original.
In this ninety-odd minute documentary/drama/comedy/seriously I’m not sure what it is, our intrepid journalist finds himself released after fourteen years in a Kazakhstan prison, and offered the chance to redeem himself after embarrassing his entire nation in the first movie. He’s given one simple job: deliver a bribe to the Mayor of America so his country’s standing in the eyes of world will be restored (I have no idea what the real country of Kazakhstan makes of all this …)
The plan goes to shit early on, when Borat finds the chimpanzee that he’s supposed to deliver to Donald Trump has been eaten in transit by a stowaway – his fifteen-year-old daughter, Tutar (played magnificently by newcomer Maria Bakalova). Not a problem for Borat: he’ll give the Mayor his daughter instead.
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