My husband loved SBC in all his incarnations (Ali G., Borat, Bruno, and that guy from Who is America). He'd quote parts of Bruno ("But first, more dancing with Bruno!") as he'd dance around me in the kitchen. He'd quote parts of an interview SBC did with Dick Cheney, as I rolled my eyes. Every couple of years or so, he'd put on Bruno or Borat, and laugh, and laugh, while I just shook my head. In short, he reverted from a mature 35 year old man, into a a teen, because of this one comedian. I kind of hated it and really didn't see the appeal of Cohen's comedy which I found crude and sometimes downright offensive (i.e., "In my country, they would go crazy for these two. That one, not so much."). Until this Borat 2020 film, that is.
Knowing he was such a fan, the evening of the day the film came out, I grilled him a porterhouse steak in bourbon and pecans with a baked potato smothered in broccoli and cheese sauce, and relegated myself to sit through this new Borat without looking too bored or condescending.
Two things happened.
One, my husband, although he laughed several times throughout the film, felt let down at it being politicized.
Two, I loved it.
This Borat film is hilarious!!! And not only is it hilarious, but it has so much heart, it nearly brought me to tears. Even the dudes he quarantined with made me want to go out and hug a redneck.
So, if you're here wondering whether you should watch it (although I don't think that's what anyone does anymore), I suggest you do so. The worse that can happen is that you'll laugh. Since when is that a bad thing? The best that can happen is that you'll laugh and cry at seeing the United States no longer united, and will walk away with a desire to unite it again.