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. –IMDb
One of the more subversive figures in late 20th century and early 21st century comedy, Larry Charles was a former stand-up who brought a sense of enlightened anarchy to such groundbreaking series as “Seinfeld” (NBC, 1989-1998) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO, 2000- ) as well as to big screen hits like “Borat” (2006). A provocateur whose skill at intelligent, absurdist humor was matched – or countered – by his penchant for gross-out gags, Charles’ creations amassed a huge fan base that elevated him to the forefront of the comedy scene. Not every project matched “Borat” and “Seinfeld” in popularity, but when Charles struck pay dirt, it invariably made headlines and furthered his status as one of the industry’s most creative figures.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 20, 1956 and raised in Brighton Beach, Charles developed a healthy skepticism for established institutions, especially religion, through the twin influences of his pious grandfather and his father, who used puns and wordplay… read more
One of the most innovative comedies I've ever seen. This is a brilliant exercise of cheating, a trick, only performed with astonishing courage and an almost supernatural talent for improvisation
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About every year a movie comes out that is hyped to the extreme. Buzz around the world causes electricity that you know will fizzle out or not come to fruition in the first place. Snakes on a Plane… read review