Bruno

Bruno

No where near as funny as Borat - Jason O' Mahony

10 Points

Viewer Rating:Jason O' Mahony has rated Bruno rating: 3 Star

The word 'Genius' is bandied about a little too liberally for my liking. And so it is with Sacha Baron Cohen. Ali G was a comic creation worthy of genius they said, BORAT (2006) cemented his place in the genius pantheon, they said, and BRUNO would confirm it. Bruno, however, is far from genius. It is, rather, one of the most hyped movies of the year. It screamed into theatres on a tidal wave of publicity all of which predicted it would do as well in the box office as Sacha Baron Cohen's 2006 smash hit BORAT. It won't, however, come close. The producers apparently toyed with calling the movie 'Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt' but settled on the less wordy BRUNO. Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the screen for more social and political satire as BRUNO, a character first created for the DA ALI G SHOW. He's a gay fashionista with an unhealthy hankering for celebrity. So the big question is this – is BRUNO as funny as BORAT? The short answer is 'No'. The movie uses the same style, but in place of the Kazakhstani TV personality sent to the US in BORAT we have a gay Austrian Fashionista sent to the US in BRUNO. It looks, however, like the success of the first movie made the making of the second a little difficult. Whereas the first film showed, what seemed to me at least, real-life people in preposterous situations, the set-ups in BRUNO appear, for the most part, to be staged. The first film worked so wonderfully well because the 'real' characters in unreal situations reacted in a manner that seemed totally unscripted. It's hard to avoid the feeling that most of the characters in BRUNO are in on the joke. The basic premise of the film is this – Bruno is fired from his Austrian TV show and heads to America to become famous. He consults charity PR consultants Nicole and Suzanne Defosset to hilarious effect and heads to the Middle East to solve the problem there. On a chat show he reveals that he has adopted an African baby, swapping him for an i-Pod, he calls the baby O.J., a “good African name”, and the audience is suitably appalled. Brüno consults two Christian gay converters in an attempt to become heterosexual. He tries some “straight” activities, joining the national guard, going hunting, learning karate, and attending a “swinger party”, getting whipped by a dominatrix, played by Michelle McLaren, an American porn actress, in the process. And while parts of the movie are funny in their own way, it's never as laugh out-loud, screamingly, cringingly funny as BORAT. If you haven't seen BORAT and if you like your humour rude, crude and with a big helping of sex, then chances are you'll love this but if you have seen BORAT you'll be disappointed. I doubt BRUNO will do anywhere near as well as BORAT but there's a good reason for that – it's no where near as funny.

Review published on the 22 July 2009 09:15

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Simply unfunny - pokemyeyesoutnow

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A Must see Film - jennith

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Bruno - JB

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Bruno - Mark

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