Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Director: Mark Mylod

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emilio Rivera, Ginal La Piana, Dana de Celis, Dominic Delesilva, Jacqueline Castro, Jesse Acosta, George Lopez, Martin Freeman, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Cleaning Da Filth From Da PM's Hood

Plot: Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and his government more popular than ever.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yeah.

I first caught Cohen's characters long before BORAT (2006) came out and I first watched this flick before as well.  It's dumb, ridiculous, absurd and funny as hell.  What make is work is the innocence of Ali G.  Yeah, he's clueless but he also does the right thing.  It was neat revisiting it recently and seeing that Martin Freeman plays one of Ali G's gangsta buddies.  If you don't like Cohen's Borat (who makes a funny cameo, btw) or Bruno characters it is possible you'll dig this one.  It's crazy stupid but it'll grow on you if you let it and by the end of an hour and a half you'll have laughed out loud enough to make it well worth your while.

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