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Am I the only one who thinks Borat is a pile of poo?

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PuppyMonkey Fri 19-Jun-09 15:54:08

I was really looking forward to it and was soooo disappointed. But it just raised one or two smiles and that's it. hmm

Was expecting Life of Brian style non stop hilarity tbh.

Not really making me feel that keen to see this new one he's doing.

Come and tell me what I should have been laughing at.

Tortington Fri 19-Jun-09 15:56:58

not my cup of tea either

silkcushion Fri 19-Jun-09 15:58:37

I didn't think it was funny either

MaggieBeau Fri 19-Jun-09 16:00:55

My son was this close to being called Bruno. KINDA glad now that I went with the other name.

His Borat film was valuable if only for showing how anti-sematism is still rife amongst the lower forms of life in the US.

PortAndLemon Fri 19-Jun-09 16:08:08

I thought bits of it were really funny, but large chunks of it were Not Funny At All [po-faced emoticon]. So I was left confused, bothered and bewildered, really.

PuppyMonkey Fri 19-Jun-09 16:09:02

It was pretty offensive generally I thought.

gibbberish Fri 19-Jun-09 16:10:51

It's pants.

sweetkitty Fri 19-Jun-09 16:12:08

I think he is extremely clever at using a seemily idiotic character to show prejudice on others.

I do think, however, he does take it so far and how can people not know it's a piss take?

Madmentalbint Fri 19-Jun-09 16:15:46

DH and I thought it was absolutely rubbish.
We were looking forward to a good laugh but found it very dull indeed. I think it should be called Bore-at.

MaggieBeau Fri 19-Jun-09 16:15:58

yes that's it, if you take his work more seriously, as in exposing prejudice, then I applaud him. But he no longer actually makes me laugh.

expatinscotland Fri 19-Jun-09 16:17:05

no. i think he's an assflap and he bores me to sleep, which is saying much as i have terrible insomnia.

geekgirl Fri 19-Jun-09 16:17:39

we'd been really looking forward to it but hated it too. I found it so offensive - had to switch it off when he checked into the elderly Jewish couple's B&B

PortAndLemon Fri 19-Jun-09 16:20:37

I couldn't see how the way he treated that elderly Jewish couple who ran the B&B was showing prejudice in others or doing anything applaudable. If you took the whole thing as a genuine documentary then, yes, it was in character -- but (a) no one would take it as a genuine documentary, and (b) there was just no need to include that, in character or not. It was just nasty and I really hope SBC contacted them out of character afterwards to apologise.

PuppyMonkey Fri 19-Jun-09 16:39:57

I suppose we're all terribly old fashioned for not finding the whole thing an sbsolute scream, eh? hmm

PuppyMonkey Fri 19-Jun-09 16:40:30

absolute, I mean.

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 19-Jun-09 16:42:36

I'll never forget the interview he did with Tony Benn.

What a guy. Laughing at a man with conviction. Hillarious.

Thunderduck Fri 19-Jun-09 23:58:35

I liked some parts of it, but the part with the lovely Jewish couple made me want to cry. They were so lovely. I couldn't have ran out on them like that.

I laughed my head off at the children's reaction to the bear in the ice cream van though.

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