I finally went to see Bruno yesterday, so here’s my review.
In case you didn’t know, Bruno was a gay character on Da Ali G Show played by Sacha Baron Cohen. The premise of the film is pretty simple.
Bruno gets fired from his Television show on Fashion, and Fashion Shows. From there, Bruno moves to America from Austria, and tries to become famous in LA. He does various things, such as trying to make Peace in the Middle East, and “adopting” a baby. The movie goes into all kinds of unchartered waters. There were several scenes that stood out for me, but I don’t want to spoil too much of it. I’ll talk about one scene in particular though.
One scene involves Bruno at an MMA Event dressed as a “Straight” guy, complete with Beard. His Ex (Male) Lover comes from the crowd and gets into the Cage. At first, they start fighting, then it turns into a HUGE make-out session. The MMA Crowd starts going nuts and begins tossing trash into the Cage/Ring trying to hit them.
As I said, there’s many scenes that stick out, but no spoilers here.
I personally found the movie to be funny as hell, and perversely intelligent like Borat was.
The movie touches on a wide range of topics, such as:
Celebrities (How they adopt babies and join causes just to further their careers.)
Hardcore MMA Fans
Terrorist Groups (This is actually a great scene with a Terrorist Group Leader.)
Parents that whore their child in front of Cameras in order to get rich. (Great scenes)
I’m sure there’s a few others thrown in for good measure.
I must warn some of you though. The movie gets graphic pretty fast and it will offend probably many of you, but that’s what makes it work so well. He’s not afraid to show just how ignorant, greedy, superficial, and stupid certain types of people are.
Whether you like Sacha Baron Cohen or not, one has to admit it takes HUGE balls to do what he does in both Borat, and Bruno.
If you don’t believe me, you get to see them in the movie.
I LOVED this movie.
Go see it or rent it when it comes out, but be prepared.
Now here’s the big question.
Is it better than Borat?
That’s tough to answer.
Both movies tackle tough issues in highly amusing fashion. He also goes to great lengths in pissing people off, but effectively gets his points across.
I think I liked them both the same. I think for most people, Borat will be the one that others will remember the most between the two.
The reason for that is Borat was new, innovative, and the character can be used in various ways and situations. Compared to Borat, Bruno is best used strictly to show Homophobia.
In this case, he uses the character extremely well.
Go see it!
Thanks for reading.