Movie review: (comedy) “Bruno” (2009)

December 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm (comedy, dark comedy, movies)

 Definitely fun, but just not as funny as Borat. As always, Sacha Cohen’s total immersion in his character is rather amazing.

Obviously, this character is perfect for tormenting the homophobic, which he does with gusto. But let’s face it, homophobic folks are pretty low-hanging fruit (ha ha). It’s not hard to piss them off, and they’re not that interesting. (Okay, watching Ron Paul run like a little girl was kinda funny.)

My favorite parts of the movie were early on, when the Bruno character was messing with people in the fashion industry. That was a hoot. Now there are some people who need taken down a peg!

There were parts of this flick that made me uncomfortable, because I was quite literally afraid for the actors’ lives. I think those guys on the hunting trip would have shot Sacha/Bruno if there hadn’t been cameras on them. I really do. And the cage match…omigod, how did they get those guys out of there? They were completely surrounded by a crowd that wanted to rip them into little tiny pieces. I’m thinking airlift.

Anyway, if you think SBC is funny, this movie is worth a rental. His butchered German is hilarious all by itself. And as Roger Ebert pointed out, there’s never a dull moment.

-Rated R
-3 out of 5 stars
-Grownup movie

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