I went with Northwind to see Borat. Northwind is a local and doesn't understand my mannerism. For example I go to a resturant and I never look at the menu. I just go and order while the locals seemed perplexed. Part of being a NYer is being decisive and when one walks into a resturant one has a good idea of what is there. If you don't just ask for the special and wing it. Northwind is amazed at the speed I handle my transactions. I shop eat and order fast and sometimes the locals do not get it, but in NYC we have a different perception of time.
The Borat movie was great if you like gross humor. Northwind didn't get it, but she hasn't been out of the Northcountry much. Alan Keyes has a great cameo and comports himself well. The film does not make fun of Muslims, but it does take a swipe at Jews, Gays, Christians, Republicans, Southerners and Pam Anderson. I do not have any idea why the Kazakh government takes this seriously as the film is obviously a farce in poor taste.
The NYC scenes are real as is the Hotel Wellington which is the cheapest Hotel in Midtown but bring your own bat. I get home sick when I see my beloved city on film.
I am sorry they did not shoot a sceene with Communists in NYU.
If one is going to the theatre anyway it is a good laugh. Kudos to Alan Keyes who really did an excellent job and accounted himself well.