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.
Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever.
Sacha Baron Cohen,
Gina La Piana
MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
The filmmakers approached Louis Leterrier - one of the most in-demand action-film directors (The Transporter (2002), Now You See Me (2013)), to take the helm. Leterrier says that when he was approached to direct The Brothers Grimsby (2016), he was gratified by the chance to work with a star he had long admired. "I remember, at the beginning of the DVD era, people were passing around DVD box sets of 'The Ali G Show' [Da Ali G Show (2000) and Da Ali G Show (2003)] - 'Have you seen this stuff?'" Leterrier recalls. "I remember going to see Borat [Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)] on the day it came out - the 11 am show, first show, and crying laughing, and going to see it again that weekend with friends. That's what I love about Sacha's movies - you want to be the first one to see it, and then you want to bring your friends to see their reaction. I was quite starstruck with Sacha, because he was one of the guys that I truly admired." See more »
When Nobby shows smartphone photos to his kids, the edge of the phone is white with black corners, but when Sebastian takes the phone the edge is entirely black. Likewise, when it was in Nobby's hand the back of the phone was white, but when Sebastian makes a call with it, the back is black. Finally, while Sebastian is holding the phone (the black-backed version), there is a cut back to Nobby and the kids where Nobby is also holding the phone (the white-backed version). See more »
I'm a big Sacha Baron Cohen fan. I particularly love him in his documentary-style movies where he uses real people in each scenes and plays his character around them. He's now proved with both 'The Dictator' and 'Grimsby' that he can write very well in the standard comedy style as well. The thing I like most about his films is that nothing is off limits. Any thing can be said, any event can happen and no one is safe from his ridicule. There is one scene in 'Grimsby' that is particularly offensive and shocking to watch. I had seen a clip on Jimmy Kimmel's show where the audience were seen reacting to this scene (a very clever marketing ploy) and now I can fully understand their disgust and discomfort at what they were watching. He pushed it to the limit with that one.
There's more here than just shock value though. The dialogue is constantly clever and witty whilst always adhering to Cohen's unique style. Sometimes it's almost like he struggles with the pacing of his comedy because the audience isn't even finished laughing at one joke and another hilarious one is being thrown out there. The thing that made this better than 'The Dictator' for me though was the story. The action was genuinely entertaining and interesting. Combine excellent action and hilarious comedy and the already short runtime absolutely flies by.
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