November 15, 2006 on Reviews
I thought Borat was a good laugh… but that might be because I was five feet in front of the screen with my neck at a 90 degree angle, and already predisposed to laughing.
But somebody didn’t like it, and there are a lot of other somebodies out there who didn’t like it either.
Is Borat’s humor insensitive? Repetitive? Is it funny or is it juvenile and raunchy? I think all of the above. It’s another testament to the uniqueness of human taste. I don’t like jokes about sex or women, and I thought the scene with the feminists and “pA-me-LA” were funny.
Unfortunately some of the people in the movie don’t think it’s funny, and it could cost Borat producers. This article on TMZ.com makes a good point.