Ali G Indahouse

ALI G INDAHOUSE (15)
D: Mark Mylod
UIP/Working Title/Universal/Studio Canal/WT2 (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner & Dan Mazer)
UK/USA/Germany/France 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇩🇪🇫🇷 2002
88 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Sacha Baron Cohen & Dan Mazer
DP: Ashley Rowe
Ed: Paul Knight
 
Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G), Michael Gambon (Prime Minister), Charles Dance (David Carlton), Kellie Bright (Julie), Martin Freeman (Ricky C), Rhona Mitra (Kate Hedges)

Ali G was one of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's alter-egos, a racially-confused rapper who gained fame conducting (mock) interviews with political and reputable figures on Channel 4's The 11 O'Clock Show, an alternative news programme which many people watched only for the Ali G segment.  It has to be said that it was incredibly funny... In small doses.
This film seems to miss the point of what made Ali G funny and omits the comedy in order to make the character some sort of national hero. 
A satire may have worked, but the character didn't really deserve his own feature film, especially one which has him acting like a total knob for 88 minutes.
4/10

Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali G Indahouse
Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali G Indahouse
Did You Know:
In May 2012, local councillors in Staines voted to to officially rename the town "Staines-Upon-Thames", in order to boost local economy and avoid gangland associations due to the negative portrayal of the town in this film.

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