The school holidays have started and I am high-fiving myself with the prospect of two weeks of blissful rest time. Of course, I have a hectic agenda, I wouldn't be being very true to myself if I didn't, but I also have a lot of 'not much going on days' too; a good balance I think.
Spent the weekend getting the house in order, working in the yard (thanks to the recent stretch of good weather) and generally staying up too late, hanging around in my pajamas half the day and drinking too much coffee, do things get any better than this?
Checked my website genre lists today to see how much further I have to go to get all of my reviews smashed out, only 95 to go. That probably sounds like a lot, but in January I had about 380 to do, so 95 is really do-able. There are about 100 odd days left for the year, so if I stay faithful to one a day on top of whatever else I watch, I will be triumphant! This website has really become a labour of love for me now, I just want to finish it for my own self satisfaction, because I know that no-one else will probably ever read all of my reviews anyway. Besides my kids, it may be the one legacy that I leave behind in this world - my love of cinema and my opinion on everything!
So, with fourteen joyful days ahead of me, a break at the beach in the middle, money in my account for the odd splurge and a goal to keep firing for, all is good and whole in my world, and that is something to be happy about.
LEARNINGS of AMERICA
Release Date: 2006
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 84 mins
Already being a huge fan of the TV series Ali G, I had gotten plenty of previous exposure to Borat and his insane antics long before this movie hit the screen. However, the idea of a full scale movie dedicated to Borat did really excited me, especially since he has always been my favourite of the Sacha Baron Cohen characters for his simple, unnerving and utterly non-PC behaviours.
Shot in mockumentary style, we follow the experiences of Borat Sagdiyev, a fictitious Kazakh journalist as he travels through the United States recording real life interactions with Americans.
Much of the film is unscripted vignettes of Borat interviewing and interacting with various locals who believe him to be a foreigner with little understanding of western culture, making this cringe worthy humour at its best. Sacha Baron Cohen does an exceptionally good job of pushing the envelope as far as he can and manages to get his movie banned in all Arab countries except Lebanon because of its controversial content.
I am not sure that this movie has done anything to improve tourism in Kazakhstan, but I thought that it was hysterical and I will always be a die hard Borat fan.
FINAL SAY: High Five!
4 Chili Peppers