Ali G Indahouse (2002): Watered down and average, compared to Cohen’s later work

What is it about?

Ali G is a poor schmuck who somehow ends up in the Great Britain’s Parliament. The insidious Chancellor wants to use him to overthrow the Prime Minister, but Ali G is way too cool for that and instead, becomes a voice to for millions of young men and women who just want to keep it real. And smoke pot.

Underestimated by everyone (Which is understandable, since he is a complete moron.) Ali G somehow manages to make a lot of ruckus in the Parliament and get himself embarrassed multiple times in the process.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

I’m gonna go with no. Mostly because it’s full of bad language and sexual references that even include a horse. I don’t even want to go there. So, yeah, don’t let your kid watch it.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

Absolutely. But only if you both like Sacha Baron Cohen and his raw humor.

  • For what age and gender is it intended?

Pretty much for everyone older than 14 and especially for people who like Cohen’s type of humor.

 What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

It could bring you a moderate amount of laugh, but nothing that will make you fall off the couch.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?


  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

Yes. Even a total idiot can bring fuck up your agenda if you underestimate him.

  • Is it based on something?

It’s based on the character Ali G from Da Ali G Show.

It’s not. There’s really nothing special about it.

Similar movies like “Ali G Indahouse”?

Any other movie from Sacha Baron Cohen.

Judgment time!

I loved Cohen’s type of humor ever since I saw him in “Da Ali G Show”. His character was funny and had something you couldn’t really see anywhere else. He combined very respected guests with ridiculous humor, often embarrassing them, which was funny to watch. “Ali G Indahouse” is the very first movie Sacha Baron Cohen ever made. For me, it’s also the least good.

It’s pretty much everything that was already seen on his show. It doesn’t bring much novelty to the table. It’s not bad, bad it’s not that memorable either. Cohen’s later movies were much, much better. I give this movie 6/10.



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