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09-15-2006, 10:58 AM
Keenans avatar and its corresponding thread got me thinking about this. I remembered seeing the preview a while ago, but I haven't heard anything since.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (http://imdb.com/title/tt0443453/) is due out November 3rd. The plot is that Borat is assigned, by the Kazakstani Ministry of Information, to go to America to do a report on 'the greatest country in the world.' When in America, Borat falls in love with Pamela Anderson and follows her across the country, meeting and interviewing people along the way.
I'm excited about this movie. Borat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borat) is a great character, who I first saw on the Ali G (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_G) show, which is hilarious.

Preview: http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/borat/trailer/

09-15-2006, 11:28 AM
Have fun waiting untill November. Im going to see it in a week.

09-15-2006, 11:29 AM
Ooh, how are you doing that?

09-15-2006, 11:31 AM
It is showing at the Toronto Film Festival.

09-15-2006, 11:33 AM
Nice, I thought I read something about that in one of those links. Make sure to tell us how it is.

09-15-2006, 11:36 AM
Well if its showing there, then surely it will be on a torrent site shortly. :LOL:

09-15-2006, 11:37 AM
Well if its showing there, then surely it will be on a torrent site shortly. :LOL:

Good point. I guess we'll all be watching it in a few weeks.

Mystic Videl
09-15-2006, 12:12 PM
Woot for being cheap and downloading it!

09-15-2006, 02:45 PM

10-13-2006, 10:30 PM
Cant wait to see it!


10-14-2006, 03:31 AM
He tried getting into the White House as a Kazaka..stan reporter and they pretty much kicked ass to the curb... but yeah can't wait either!

10-14-2006, 06:03 AM

10-14-2006, 06:04 AM
LOl can i say throw the jew down the well

10-14-2006, 06:37 AM
I already made this a while ago.


10-14-2006, 06:42 PM
just saw it, couldnt stop laughing thru the whole movie!

10-14-2006, 09:08 PM
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Now that is one original name for a film!

Hmm and I must see this movie.

10-15-2006, 07:42 AM
just saw it, couldnt stop laughing thru the whole movie!
Where did you see it?

10-15-2006, 05:03 PM
Where did you see it?

tampa, fl. They had an ealry showing on one day only and my friend was able to get tickets to it.

11-09-2006, 08:21 PM
It was pretty hularious the things he does to real people . Go watch it.

11-10-2006, 11:14 AM
I'd enjoy it more if I knew it wasn't scripted. Still funny crap though.

11-10-2006, 12:00 PM
100 million times better when you're high
rly i laffed so much though

11-10-2006, 02:07 PM
Amazingly hillarious movie. After seeing it in theatres I came home and downloaded the best cam I could find. HILLARIOUS!!!

I'd enjoy it more if I knew it wasn't scripted. Still funny crap though.

It's not scripted. They were talking about it today on the radio (I was in drivers ed) and they had the person who did the Drivers Ed bit (iron ic eh?) on and he was saying how nothing was scripted and how some poeple felt REALLY bad about what they had said, namely the rodeo guy......

11-11-2006, 04:05 AM
so, worth a download or a purchase?

11-11-2006, 05:05 AM
Why yes. Maybe both. Get the soundtrack too.

11-11-2006, 11:38 PM
Ya, I saw it Friday night, it's quite funny. Definitely worth a movie ticket.

11-13-2006, 05:47 PM
its all about the naked wrestling and them running around the hotel

11-13-2006, 05:49 PM
Ya, and now the many people suing him.

11-14-2006, 01:54 PM
Taste my ass!

11-14-2006, 01:59 PM
didn't the star of the moving get beat up or something?

11-14-2006, 02:33 PM
I don't know, but I've heard that more than a few people are suing him over it.

11-14-2006, 02:51 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- While teaching American humor to a gregarious and absurdly out-of-touch foreign journalist, Pat Haggerty realized something was off -- who WAS this guy?

Haggerty, a public speaking coach from Washington, is one of the unwitting co-stars of the surprise hit movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit of Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Haggerty has no hard feelings toward Borat, aka comedian Sacha Baron Cohen -- but the same can't be said for others who were humiliated, thanks to the awkward fellow with the bushy mustache.

Their embarrassment over the film's hilarious, cringe-inducing blend of fiction and improvised comedy is magnified by its success -- "Borat" has topped the box office two weeks in a row, earning a total of $67.8 million.

Last year, Haggerty agreed to be filmed for what he thought was a benign documentary on his client's journey across America. He hurriedly signed a release form, was paid $400, and the lesson began.

As cameras rolled, his client told raunchy stories in garbled English and laughed heartily at the expense of handicapped people. "And then, I'm starting to smell a rat," Haggerty told The Associated Press. "Each passing minute I'm going, 'You know, this can't be real."'

Confused, he ended up playing along. He later figured out -- thanks to his son, an HBO-watching college student -- that he'd been duped.

Duped by Borat. (Watch who this "Borat" guy really is -- 2:35 )

"They were exercising a First Amendment right," said Haggerty, adding that he enjoyed the movie. "And this Sacha Cohen guy's going to make 87 gazillion dollars. You know, good for him. I'm just sorry that he had to do it in such a way that he allowed people to make jerks out of themselves exposing their character flaws."

Two of Cohen's targets -- fraternity boys who made drunken, insulting comments about women and minorities -- are suing 20th Century Fox and three production companies. The lawsuit claims that a production crew took the students to a bar to "loosen up" before participating in what they were told would be a documentary to be shown outside of the United States, and that they signed waivers after drinking heavily. Studio spokesman Gregg Brilliant said the lawsuit "has no merit."

Cohen's behavior also wasn't funny to former TV producer Dharma Arthur, who claims she was duped into giving Cohen airtime on a morning show segment in Jackson, Mississippi. Cohen's live appearance, in which he said he had to go "urine" and hugged a bemused weatherman, led her life into a downward spiral, she told the AP. She is seeking an apology.

Although Arthur has said she was fired from the show, she told the AP that she left the station.

Kathie Martin, who runs an etiquette school in Birmingham, Alabama, was also left out of the joke. Even though she was gracious and calm when Borat showed her nude photos of his son, Martin admitted she was "taken aback" by his schtick during their on-camera meeting.

"Unless you can figure it out for yourself, you have no way of knowing you have been tricked into being part of a childish prank with an R rating attached," she told the AP in an e-mail.

"And even if you figure it out, you've signed a release that Mr. Cohen's people say relinquishes any rights on your part to take action against them."

Ronald Miller, of Natchez, Mississippi, was baffled by the ruse. He and his wife attended a dinner at a plantation house, which they were told would be an interview with an "Eastern European television reporter coming to Natchez to film social customs in the South," he told the AP.

Borat disturbed guests, Miller said, by making anti-Semitic remarks and saying slavery was wonderful. He also invited a dinner guest -- a woman posing as a prostitute -- to join the group.

In another scene in the film, former "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson was attacked by Borat's alter ego at a book signing, and he later chased her through a parking lot.

Did she learn of his antics in advance? Yep, claims Anderson.

"I love Borat ... Of course (Sacha) and I planned this years ago," she wrote in a recent post on her Web site. "And it turned out perfect -- I'm so happy for him."

11-14-2006, 02:56 PM
Ya, crazy sh*t. I also heard that people from that village are suing him as well.

11-14-2006, 03:03 PM
Haha, at least we got a laugh out of it.
They might ban it in Russia!