jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,

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I went to see "Borat"

I'm never too sure about films and tv shows that set out to embarass people or put people in awkward situations. It's for that reason I can't really watch shows like The Office on tv. I find myself wincing inside too mmuch.

Borat's been getting a bunch of good reviews on the television so I decided to suspend my discomfort to go and see that film (about a supposed Kazakh tv reporter who is experiencing the US for the first time). I'm still not sure what to make of it. If you like humour that embarasses people, you'll like this movie. If you don't, don't bother to see it.

What I don't get is people who go to see the movie and then walk out. I was talking to one of the cashiers at the complex and she was saying that people have walked out of the film. I'd like to say three things to these people.

Firstly, did you not see the hype? He's supposed to be an unpleasant, sexist, racist bigot. The humour's supposed to come from watching how "decent, God fearing people" respond to the stuff he says. Secondly, if you didn't see the hype what the heck did you expect (and where have you been for the last month)? Thirdly, it's the minorities and religious who come off best when talking to him.
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