November 12, 2006


Well, I didn’t get to see Marie Antoinette after all. I must have read the wrong paper, last week’s. If there is one thing about Nova Scotia I could complain of, it’s that movies don’t stay around long here. Unless it’s a Terminator or Santa Claus. I had wanted to see Shortbus but by the time I could arrange to go, it was gone. Here for one week only. So maybe I can see it in NY during the holidays.

What I saw was Borat. It was okay. Had a few very good moments. It was mostly over the top. Politically incorrect. And lots of caca jokes. I’ve read that to be prejudiced is to be a fool so the anti-Semitic jokes by a Jew were supposed to be extremely funny. But being a Jew who grew up in a mildly anti-Semitic community, it didn’t feel funny. And, as I’ve said before, I’m not a fan of slapstick. So I’m not a big fan of Borat.

Posted by leya at November 12, 2006 04:35 PM