Having watched Da Ali G-show and others so many times, the whole range of SBCOhen's characters has worn out for me personally.
That's why I didn't quite find the movie as funny as the short skits on Ali G-shows. And since the movie clearly has in it many scenes that don't involve only real people, but also actors (well it's a movie) who are "in on the gag" it kind of takes away from the original concept and enjoyment.
And the use of actors for certain scenes also blurs the concept and makes the viewer re-consider whether some of the presumable "real people" in real situations were real to begin with.
Harshly put, Borat is a compilation of skits from various years glued together by a very mediocre storyline. His Bruno-movie will probably be the same, since I'm sure they have a lot of left-over material of Bruno-bits.
The concept of people really buying into believing that the man they encounter is a Kazakhstani-journalist (who looks nothing like your average Kazakhstani person) is asdmittedly comedy gold. Cohen's Kazakhstani language is a mix of Polish-gibberish and Hebrew, so It would be quite funny to see bits where he has been "exposed".
But while I may not laugh at everything in the movie, I'm sure Cohen laughs all the way to the bank.
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