Last week the top grossing, as it were, movie was “Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” at $26.8 million. I have no plans made for to see it.
Not that the critics are panning it. Quite the contrary. Across the board, those, for example, representing the New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, St. Petersburg Times, Entertainment Weekly and Metacritic.com have rated it “Don’t miss.”
So maybe this is my loss, but I’ll chance it. I was ultimately deterred after reading the review by Bob Ross of the Tampa Tribune, who thought “Borat” worthy of a B+ — whatever that means these days.
“If racial slurs, gratuitous nudity (we’re talking nude male wrestling) and disgusting body-waste jokes nauseate you, don’t come to this one without a barf bag,” suggested Ross.
Thanks for the bag-of-barf head’s up, Bob, as well as further convincing that I’m an alien in my own mainstream culture.