This week was the release of The Dictator by Sacha Baron Cohen. A huge fan of his movies I was enthusastic to see this one and was not disappointed. One element I enjoy of Cohen's movies, is his astute method of injecting political and cultural authenticity into them, as all good comics find the ability to do. We saw in Borat our own racism and homophobia from the lips of college kids as well as adults. We saw the "best" sides of Ron Paul, not once but twice he was suckered by Cohen (Borat and then again in Bruno - what does this say about Paul)?
The preview of The Dictator had a clip of Cohen's character making reference to the Kardashian's with a glib line that his hooker "was not as hairy as the Kardashians" but this was evidently omitted, at least myself and others who saw The Dictator didn't hear this line at all. Perhaps it was publisized as being omitted and we missed it?
Cohen's character cleverly makes reference to a dictatorship by mentioning elements that make up a dictatorship, such as the 1% of a nation holding all the wealth, these individuals/companies getting bailed out when they fail, no universal health care, wire tapping etc., sound familiar? His mention of Cheney was stellar.
We loved this movie and if you enjoy Cohen and his slant on American social phobias and hypocrocies, you'll enjoy this one. It's better than Bruno, which was overtly risque and lacked the rib punching humor of Borat.
And we'd love to see a sequel to Borat, perhaps punking Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Alan Keyes again. Seriously, how smart can you be to be solicited twice by a very tall, lanky man who invites you into his hotel room both times? Outstanding!! Go Sasha, we love you as much as we do Jim Carrey.