I remember watching this film while I was still at uni but after recently seeing it on Netflix I fancied giving it another watch as I really enjoyed it the first time. Anyway, it is time for a review.
Nobby only wants one thing in life and that is to find his brother Sebastian and when he finally gets the chance to find him again he does everything he can to get to him. Little does Nobby know but Sebastian is a secret agent, and he manages to find him during a mission. Because of Nobby they both have got to run away and try to clear their names. This means they get up to a lot of weird and odd adventures just trying to prove to the world that they are innocent.
The story is only there to give the movie a reason to do as many weird and questionable things as possible. The story allows them to travel from the little town Grimsby to South Africa and Chile, it is while they are in these places that they get up to the weirdest thing such as being stuck inside of an elephants vagina and getting a spy to unblock the toilet while they sleep with a maid. Of course there is an aim to the story and that is to stop whoever is trying to kill the head of a health company who is trying to save the world but it all takes a backwards step when Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Sebastian (Mark Strong) start doing weird things.
The acting like in any Sacha Baron Cohen film is questionable at best, the only really good actor in the film has to be Cohen and that is because it is so different from who he is as a person and when you compare Nobby to his other major roles of Ali-G, Borat Sagdiyev and Admiral General Aladeen then it just shows the range that this guy has got. But we got from Cohen being great to the rest of the cast being terrible to the point where a lot of the time it is just cringy to watch. Mark Strong is a well-known actor, so I was a bit surprised to see him in this movie as he is more of an action actor. When an action scene come on then Strong played his part perfectly but when any other scene was happening to him in it then I was tempted to just stop watching as it really didn’t suit his acting style.
Even though I have said bad things about this movie, it doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy every minute I was watching it though. The whole reason for this is because this is my sort of comedy style, where anything that the movie can get away with it will put it in the movie for people to see, like two guys inside of an elephant vagina while it is having sex with a male elephant which is one of the weirdest things I have seen so far in my life.
Do I recommend that people go and watch this movie? Maybe, it all depends on what you think of the other Sacha Baron Cohen movies, if you didn’t like them then you will hate this but if you liked them then be prepared for the weirdest movie you have seen.