Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: worth the long wait

Borat sequel nearly as entertaining as original movie

Paarth Soni and Andrew Christofferson

For a long time, fans weren’t certain whether Sacha Baron Cohen would make a follow up film to his 2006 success, Borat. However, it was announced in September 2020 that after 14 long years, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm would be released in October. After streaming the movie on Amazon Prime, I can say that it was definitely worth the wait.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is a satirical comedy, exposing the shortcomings and misguided aspects of American culture. In this comedic story, Borat and his daughter, Tutar, set out on an adventure to the U.S. to give a gift—Tutar herself—to powerful men in the U.S. government. There are many bumps in the road of their journey, and nothing seems to go as planned, but the lessons they learn on the way are priceless.

A notable difference between the first and second Borat films was the second film is much more politically charged. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm touches on a wide variety of controversial topics such as the Trump administration, abortion, COVID-19, QAnon and women’s societal roles.

What makes this movie truly unique and entertaining is that almost all of Borat’s interactions with outsiders are not scripted. Along with that, there are many influential people featured in the movie. In one scene Borat showed up to a Trump rally, dressed as Trump to deliver his daughter to Vice President Mike Pence. Borat was forcibly removed from the rally before he could get to the stage and give his daughter to speaker Mike Pence. In another scene, Tutar interviewed Rudy Giuliani. That interview made headlines as a scandal because Giuliani appeared to act inappropriately in a private room with Tutar, unaware that this was all part of a film—Giuliani has since said that he was merely tucking in his shirt.
Some of Borat’s encounters include inappropriate remarks and there are some graphic scenes, which is why the movie is rated R, but Borat Subsequent Moviefilm did not record as good of ratings as its predecessor Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The ratings fell from 91% to 85%, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie is hilariously put together and does not have a single dull moment. We recommend this movie to anyone wanting to have a good laugh, but if you are easily offended or are not fluent in sarcasm, this movie may not be for you. Jagshemash!