Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Just keep telling yourself: It's only a movie
Maybe you already know Sacha Baron Cohen as the faux rapper star of HBO's Da Ali G Show. Soon, however, many more people will know him as Borat, a none-too-bright Kazakhstani reporter, in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The reportedly uproarious comedy -- set for a Nov. 3 release, courtesy of 20th Century Fox -- has received rave reviews, and earned big laughs, during its current tour of the international film festival circuit. Unfortunately, it appears that some people -- well, gee, how do I put this diplomatically? They just don't get the joke.