I don't think I have ever written a review on IMDb before, but on this occasion, I feel I must.
Thank you, Mr Cohen for giving me the biggest belly laughs I've had from any film in years.
This film is comedy gold. Sure, the story-line is wafer-thin, but who cares? Although on this turn-out, this film is a bit of departure from Cohen's previous outings - less mockumentary and more narrative, but it is gag after gag - non-stop. My sides were hurting before the end of the first act.
Some of the other sourpuss reviews here miss the point. If I go to see a comedy, I'm not expecting an Oscar winning, thought-provoking drama. I want escapism. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief completely in exchange for a few good laughs.
This film delivers that in spades - and more.
For when a film causes you to bury your mouth in your elbow in fear of disturbing your fellow film-goers with your laughter, you know you're having a good time.
And that's all I want from a movie.
Thanks again, Mr. Cohen!