The title alone should let you know that Sacha Baron Cohen leaves no button unpushed. Bruno is about an Austrian host of a fashion TV show that ends up getting blacklisted after he's booed out of Milan Fashion Week. He moves to Los Angeles to become "the biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler." No one is safe in his quest to become a superstar- Paula Abdul, Ron Paul, stage moms, Alabama, Arkansas, "gay reformers", MMA, models, the cast of the TV show "Medium", Mel Gibson, Autism, the Palestine/Israeli conflict, Mexicans, a largely African American TV audience, Christianity, and many more.
Overall, Bruno provided some much needed laughs and I enjoyed myself after a hard day at work. If I were you though, I'd wait to put it on your Netflix. I am not easily offended and really enjoy humor that makes fun of American culture, not that I'm not a proud American, just that I find a lot of things humorous about how we do things. However, the offensive humor can get old and at only 90 minutes it felt like two and a half hours. Borat and Bruno have the same storyline, just different characters. So, if you LOVED Borat, then you'll LOVE Bruno.
So, I thought I'd give you a humorous list to help you out so you don't waste your hard-earned money:
1. If you are easily offended, do not go to this movie or leave your house!
2. If you don't have a sick sense of humor (i.e. dick jokes, pushing buttons for laughs and "in your face" pranks that always end in shock or embarrassment, usually at the expense of American culture), you may want to check out some Bob Hope instead!
3. If homosexual love scenes make you quesy, you should invest in a good, dark blindfold!
4. If you are a proud, Southern, good ol' American (you know Bush's version), you're better off with Nascar.
5. Actually, if you are a Conservative Republican at all, you're better off watching Fox News.
6. If you are offended by full frontal male nudity, you're better off with late-night Cinemax.
7. If you are a stage mother that prides herself on her "whatever you need my child to do to get me famous even if it's dangerous" mentality and you aren't willing to laugh at yourself, you're better off watching your child get her makeup tatooed to her face.
8. Finally and most obviously, if you hated Borat and can't laugh at American culture, then better just stay home and chow down on some MickeyD's.
Sacha Baron Cohen first came to the attention of the world media with his brilliant character known as Borat, a Kazakhstani reporter who went to America to make a documentary about American life. Mixing real interviews that mock the prejudices of those he is interviewing with a tagged on plot to move the film along, Borat was a massively surprising success. Now with Bruno, Cohen's last character to not have his own feature film was set to become an equally successful piece but due to the success … more
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Pros: Great Laughs and outrageous humor Cons: Some may find it to offensive The Bottom Line: If you do not mind outrageous humor, this is a great mix of comedy and social satire. Life is good for Austrian fashonista Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen). As the star of the top Austrian fashion show, he is a fixture at all of the social events and is the flamboyant highpoint of any event he graces. That is until things … more
Bruno is the third character from the Ali G Show to star in a feature film. Bruno is an Austrian model.fashion critic who travels to America to become a star after being blackballed from the European fashion industry (he wore an all velcro outfit that proved disastrous at a fashion show). Along with his assistant, Bruno tries to break into Hollywood by becoming an actor and later on trying to host his own reality show. Failure after failure nearly breaks Bruno until he decides … more
Brüno (pronounced as Bruno) is a 2009 mockumentary comedy film directed by Larry Charles. Sacha Baron Cohen, who also produced and co-wrote the movie, stars as the flamboyant gay Austrian fashion journalist Brüno. The film is the third based on characters from Da Ali G Show, following Ali G Indahouse and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. A cut version of the film was also released, Bruno: Snipped, running two and a half minutes shorter to meet the demands of 15-17-year-old teenage viewers.