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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  3 November 2006 (USA)
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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

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Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Come to Kazakhstan, It's Nice!

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Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$938,444 (Australia) (17 November 2006)

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$128,505,958 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Trivia

When Sacha Baron Cohen speaks Kazakh it is mostly Hebrew disguised by a heavy fake Eastern European accent. The Hebrew is quite understandable and contains many in-jokes. Baron Cohen admitted this in a rare "out of character" radio interview on National Public Radio in the USA. See more »

Goofs

During the dinner scenes at the Magnolia Manor, Borat excuses himself to use the restroom, only to return to the table with a bag of excrement in hand, and immediately after, one of the ladies is in the restroom with Borat showing him how to properly use a toilet, which denotes that Borat has no knowledge of toilets or their proper use. However earlier in the film, Borat talks about that on weekend he travels to Astana to "watch the ladies make the toilet". See more »

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[first lines]
Borat: Jak sie masz? My name-a Borat. I like you. I like sex. Is nice!
["How are you?" in Polish]
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"KAZAKH BOARD OF FILM CENSORS: This film is unsuitable for children under the age of 3" See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Money Boney
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Its a classic, if you do not expect a funny movie
16 June 2007 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This movie is more deep than it appears to the general crowd expecting a laugh on a Sunday. Most people will go to watch it as a funny movie, but it is not a funny movie in that sense. It is a Satire about how people in many parts of the world still feel about homosexuality, equality of women, need for a woman's consent to a marriage, prostitution as a profession, racism, and so on. It also portrays how even some westerners feel about religion and Jesus. The scene may seriously bother you if you are too much into Jesus (It is supposed to bother you, if you really get it).

People who say this movie is disgusting, just do not get it at all! If this is disgusting, then Charles Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" was disgusting, "because it glorified Adolf Hitler, and expressed hatred against the Jews".

If you want to feel sad about how stupid, clumsy and ignorant still many people are in the corners of the world, you should watch this movie to open your eyes. But if you are too classy to understand how people live, think and get used to sufferings in backward countries, you may call it "disgusting".

Watch it with a true open mind.


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