Cultural learnings of America

We saw Borat last night. I’d rate it 7/10. Some funny scenes (the rodeo anthem is gutsy), but overall it felt like a bit of a grab-bag of material. And a surprisingly short one (the official website says it’s an 84 minute film, but what we saw ran for about 70 minutes).

Perhaps it’s the lawyer in me, but I couldn’t help thinking of pending lawsuits all the way through. The film kicks off with the villagers who are thinking of suing him. Not long before we see there’s the etiquette coach who’s says she’ll sue. And here are the frat boys with their impending lawsuit….

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