It’s been almost 15 years since Sacha Baron Cohen brought his character of Borat to the broader American audience with Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and I’ve got some good news and bad news: good, Cohen has still got it…bad, our country has gotten worse. The sequel is not as jarringly funny as the original nor is it as shocking because, well, we’ve all gotten very used to how delusional our neighbors are, but that shouldn’t be a dig at Cohen’s work. He’s brilliant and the story is intelligently constructed to shine a light on the movie’s true star, the wonderful Maria Bakalova as Borat’s daughter Tutar. While the ridiculousness of America on display in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm can be depressing, there is a sweet kind of hope in the story of Tutar that even the most jaded pessimist can latch onto.