Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Parent Guide
If you care enough about content that you read this website, you do not want to watch this movie. Ever.
Parent Movie Review
The fallout of his 2006 trip to America left Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) out of favor in his homeland of Kazakhstan. He’s spent the past 14 years in a gulag doing hard manual labor. But Premier Nazarbayexdv (Dani Popescu) has a new plan for Borat. Since the election of Donald Trump, the Premier has noticed that countries with despotic leaders seem to be making fast friends with the new president. All except him. To get Kazakhstan back into America’s good books, the Premier is sending Borat to America to gift Vice-President Mike Pence with a TV star from Kazakhstan – a monkey named Johnny.
Is the gift going to be a diplomatic home run? We’ll never know because when Borat arrives in Texas and opens the monkey’s crate, his fifteen-year-old daughter, Tutar (Maria Bakalova), tumbles out, covered in monkey blood, and ready to live a new life in the USA. Although the gift has been eaten, Borat thinks fast, and decides to give his daughter to Mike Pence instead. Back on track, Borat and his daughter set out to make Kazakhstan great again through a combination of anti-Semitism, science denial, and raging misogyny.
Okay if you didn’t already guess, this is reeeeally not a movie you’re going to want to watch. If you care enough about content that you read this website, then watching this movie is probably going to be something you enjoy about as much as sticking your head in your microwave. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this many different sets of male genitals, both real and fake, in one movie. I really never expected to see this many outside of a YMCA locker room, if we’re being honest.
But sure, let’s say you’re somehow comfortable with frequent male nudity. Now you just have to be comfortable with the constant graphic sexual language and horrifying anti-Semitism. Sacha Baron Cohen was raised Jewish, and the anti-Semitism is clearly designed to be provocative and satirical – none of which makes it any more pleasant to watch. Showing up in a synagogue dressed in a costume that I can best describe as a Nazi propaganda poster brought to life is really, really gross, and I can’t imagine who would laugh at this.
The real problem with this movie is less the film itself than the people Cohen is satirizing. A lot of the time, Borat is the worst person in the room, being deliberately offensive and inflammatory, relying entirely on people’s good manners to avoid being pummeled. But in a number of scenes, reality is somehow worse than the moments dreamed up in Cohen’s disturbing imagination. The Macon Debutante Ball, (which occurs in the real world) features some of the most disgusting and unprompted behavior in the movie. Or, in the more newsworthy incident, there’s the part where Tutar satirically seduces Rudy Giuliani…and it works. What Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm does is highlight some of the truly atrocious behavior present in the public sphere today, and the rampant stupidity which accompanies it. That’s the movie’s intent. Thankfully, it also shows that there are a number of kind-hearted, intelligent people around… but boy, it’s a small number.Directed by Jason Woliner. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, and Mike Pence. Running time: 95 minutes. Theatrical release October 23, 2020. Updated February 5, 2021
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Rating & Content Info
Why is Borat Subsequent Moviefilm rated R? Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is rated R by the MPAA for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and language.
Violence: A mangled monkey skull is shown. Menstrual blood is seen. A mascot is depicted shooting another mascot.
Sexual Content: There are near-constant vulgar and explicit sexual jokes and references. There are frequent depictions and references to male and female frontal nudity, including no fewer than three different scenes containing male genitalia. There are several drawings of an explicit sexual nature. The protagonist is shown looking up pornographic terms, leading to censored videos being shown. Many of these situations involve a character described as a teenager, although the actor is 24 years old.
Profanity: There are four extreme profanities and the same number of scatological terms, along with occasional terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: An individual depicted as a teenager is shown drinking alcohol.
Page last updated February 5, 2021
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Parents' Guide
The most controversial part of the film is the hotel bedroom scene with Rudi Giuliani. Do you think he was “tucking in his shirt” or behaving inappropriately with a woman he believed to be a reporter?