Tracking oafish, earnest Kazakh TV reporter Borat Sagdiyev on a road-trip tour of America, British comedian/provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat is part Don Quixote, part Alexis de Tocqueville, part The Daily Show
, part Yakov Smirnoff, part Jackass
. The inventive, hilarious 84-minute movie melds pure, uproarious slapstick and boffo sight gags with a vicious, unblinking satire of American lunacy.
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