Not many movies have ya rolling off the couch, but Borat:Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan does. From the Offensive first scene when he introduces the Town rapist, and says "Naughty Naughty" until the end when he does a parody of Baywatch.
Lawsuit after Lawsuit, followed this movie, from the Bigoted College students to the Homophobia Cowboy to the etiquette teacher. They all complained that they were either made to looked bad or put in a embarrassing situation, in the case of the Etiquette teacher, I kinda feel sorry for her, but then again all she had to do was look at a picture of Borat, Thumbs up next to a Penis.
In the case of the Racists drunk college students, well if ya going to get caught, speaking your views that belong in the dark ages, then I have No Sympathy. All of the Lawsuits have been thrown out by the way.
So why does it work? Because Deep down Borat is a sweet guy, he is trying his best into this world he doesn't know, and because he is Naive, people let their guard down and say what they really mean.
Sure some of the things he says don't belong in any century, but they are so out there and outrageous, they are funny.
There have been many Faux characters throughout the entertainment world, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Andy Kaufman's Tony Clifton, Garth Brooks's Chris Gaines, with Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen created someone that had global appeal.
Although Borat is extremely antisemitic, he comes across as a man who views have been formed by his Government, so you find yourself laughing and forgiving him.
What I find interesting in this movie, was a lot of his victims who were Bigoted and hateful were everyday members of society , what didn't surprise was the people who treated him the best were, the young African American men near the start of the movie and the members of the Gay Pride Parade.
To sum it up, Borat's Movie is VERY NICE!!!!!!