Wednesday, March 07, 2007

BORAT THE MAGNIFICENT

BORAT is a documentary about anti-Semitism in America.

It's interesting to see a film long after the buzz has died down. Borat lives up to the hype. Cohen is a brilliant actor, although I suspect there was more scripted material and more actors in the movie than they want us to know. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

The DVD has some excellent outtakes, most notably the most brilliantly minimalist cheese comedy of all time.

Jay Roach, who produced the film, was a semester or two ahead of me at USC. We ended up working on some low-budget material together shortly after graduating. I'm very happy for his success. He's a genuinely nice guy.
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