I didn’t laugh anywhere near as much as I wanted to, but it’s still insane fun.
Most of the best moments are in the trailer, and the awesome publicity tour set a high bar which it didn’t quite reach.
It’s not in the edgy improv-style of Bruno and Borat (it’s actually a romantic comedy), and even if you’re not familiar with real life tyrannical leaders like Kim Jong-Il, you should still find the humour in Cohen’s General Aladeen. Read this Kim Jong-Il ‘facts’ piece (penned by yours truly) before you go in to get a flavour of what kind of ridiculousness Cohen had for inspiration.
Worth it for: The sharp satire of recent events like the death of Kim Jong-Il and Gadaffi.
In one bite: Outrageous and offensive, as promised.