Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm [2020] ★★½

In a year plagued with uncertainties, the last thing I expected to see was a sequel to 2006’s hit “Borat”. But here’s the thing:  when he’s not being a complete goofball, Sacha Baron Cohen’s character tackles subjects that couldn’t be more relevant in today’s society, from the US elections to Covid-19 itself. I wasn’t a huge fan of Borat’s first outing, but I found myself laughing more than a few times in this totally unexpected sequel. In true Borat fashion, our man finds himself this time around back in America with his 15-year old daughter (well played by Maria Bakalova). His mission? Offer her as a gift to the Vice President of course. As outrageous as it sounds, the film never shies away from the truth, and this is why this sequel scores points in my book. Does it always stay on track? No. Is it constantly funny? Also no. But in a year where nothing seems to be going our way, I actually had a good time with this movie. That’s quite something.

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