October 13, 2006


I saw it last night, and my expectations were met and exceeded. What unalloyed and unafraid comical brilliance from Sacha Baron Cohen, from beginning to end. I don't think I laughed more at any movie this year. See it when it comes out, for sure.

Not nearly as good? Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation," which took a good-by-all-accounts book by Eric Schlosser and turned it into a preachy and condescending bore of a film. I was hoping it would at least turn out to be a satire of some sort, but instead the film is such an exercise in over-the-top guilt-mongering that it may as well have kept a neon sign in the upper lefthand corner reading "FEEL GUILTY!" If Paul Haggis didn't do an uncreated re-write, I'd be shocked.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 13, 2006 02:29 PM
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