Would it be rude to suggest that maybe, just maybe, Jeff Wells is going a tad over the top in his hyperbolic praise of Borat? I mean, he's saying that the film's commercial reception should be "read as a referendum on the American character circa 2006." Excuse me, but isn't there a slightly more important "referendum" -- one that really will reflect the "American character circa 2006" -- coming up just a few days after Borat opens?
And speaking of Borat: GreenCine offers a roundup of on-line items about the comedy. Scroll down a bit to catch it.