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By mary-ann tirone smith (cache-mtc-aa07.proxy.aol.com - on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 12:37 pm: Edit Post

When I saw the movie I thought the Kazakhstanis who participated in Baron Cohen's movie were brilliant and generous to put up with this lunatic character, Borat, and go along with what was obviously an outrageous satire. Just because you're illiterate, it doesn't mean you're ignorant. I thought there were many moments when they were clearly suppressing laughter, not because they thought the character Borat a fool, but because they were amateur actors and couldn't really stay in their roles though I think professional actors would have the same difficulty trying to act with Sacha Cohen. I hope the woman who played his wife wins an academy award for best supporting actress.

By jill ( - on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 12:43 pm: Edit Post

You know i dont think that any kazakh would agree to be in his movie. Its just so sad that someone whos never been to Kazakhstan, has no idea what it looks like makes this lunatic movie misrepresenting everything about it. I feel sorry for him and all those people who belive him.

By JamesBond60 (69-165-137-4.miamfl.adelphia.net - on Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 10:20 am: Edit Post

How sad that allow humor to be the only guideline of taste - if people laugh, then it is a brilliant piece of work! Never mind if what is done is insulting, degrading, and in poor taste - the producer and actors laugh at us all on their way to the bank. Too bad there isn't a better way to stop self-serving bad taste people lake Sasha Cohen, from making money this way. Hopefully enough intelligent "normal" people will protest this man and his humor. One might hope that he would be forced to continue living in his Romanian village, so the local residents can have a measure of satisfaction introducing to him their real culture.

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