I've never been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen's "Ali G" antics, but it's hard to resist Borat. Throw in a great movie title -- "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" -- and Cohen and friends have got themselves at least one future Netflix rental (no, I won't see in the theater).
The plot isn't shabby either: According to the film's IMDb entry, the story follows Kazakhstani reporter Borat Sagdiyev as he reports from the United States. Along the way, Borat concludes that he must marry Pamela Anderson (she's in the movie). I have no idea what happens after that, but a set-up this bizarre has to work.
The Toronto Film Festival runs Sept. 7-16. "Borat" will screen during the festival's Midnight Madness. -- Mac Slocum