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Borat was definitely 2006 but this one is much before than that, it is good that Sacha has a get out clause in his pocket.
Once again I have to- it's like a rule or something- mention Sacha Baron Cohen's name at first. This is not just bold filmmaking. It is just brave. That is all. Simple and clear. But watching these films of Sacha's has made me realize that these films have a surprising comfort in their language. His signature style is famous for the "out of the box" ideas, that he weaves just for the gasps. But there is a lot to that kick that he gets on earning a simultaneous reaction as such in a room. He is incredibly witty in that very fabric of his vocab. And he has got quite a range. It looks easy but that's how good he is.
For instance, take the interview regarding his single parent lifestyle that comes later in the film. Now, it is very easy to go on and offend a group of people. But as Bill Burr puts it so elegantly that the art is to try and offend every single community in just one message. And Sacha is up for that game instantly as you enter his room.
The reason why I liked this project of his more than The Dictator is because it is one of those films that you don't know where or how it is going to end. And that excitement is something you don't get in the films nowadays. That excitement is why and how Marvel films manages to keep you at the end of your seat- in your first time watching- as it wraps up the film in locations, stages and images you don't know it is to lead or end on. Bruno is a lot like Disney's Dumbo!- stay with me, please- for what he has been running away from or has been considering as his biggest doom, turns out to be the key for his "salvation show"-- it's a Neil Diamond reference.
Side splittingly funny. Cohen is able to transform into the obnoxious, narsacistic, and vacuous Bruno with deft skill. Bruno wants to be famous and Cohen gives a clever insight into the entertainment and P R industry whilst at the same creating a character that causes chaos wherever he goes.
The scenes where Bruno goes to a men's hunting camp and attempts to act straight are brilliant. True genius.
Hilarious. I was laughing through the whole movie
Bruno is very short and it can get repetitive in its structure, but it's hugely entertaining throughout and funny from beginning to end. I liked the brutal parts, but the most hilarious scenes here are those awkward, cringy situations, particularly towards the end. Sasha Baron Cohen's mannerisms, facial expressions and line delivery are all fantastic leading to such a fun creation. The movie is insensitive and politically incorrect and thus all the funnier for it.
Bruno has the type of shock humor that is absolutely terrific. Many people try to compare this movie to Borat, but though both leads are played by the same actor the humor and tone is completely different. The movie gets your attention immediately and just wont let you go. Bruno exposes the truth of stereotypes of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly gay men and exploits it to create a cinematic masterpiece. Though some scenes may be graphic or 'shocking' they do it with intent, making you question your morals and beliefs. Some people really don't this movie a.) Becuase of their person prejudice or b.) They find it offensive. This shock humor is made to be crazed and dramatic, and the way this movie presents it is done to make you reflect on what the people with in the movie are saying. I personally adored this movie, and despite the minor kinks here and there it is overall incredibly humorous and thought provoking.
While this movie is hilarious at times and generally a good movie, it cannot beat Borat, feels a little laggy sometimes, and I wasn't a big fan of the meatspin and fire extinguisher scenes. It's quite a decent movie. I recommend it to crass comedy fans and those who like other Sacha Baron Cohen movies should try it.
SBC returns to the big screen to take aim at the LGBTQ agenda, sorta. Bruno also features the returning talent of Larry Charles. Almost everyone wants to compare Bruno to Borat, which isn't entirely fair. Yes, Cohen utilizes the same zeal for dramatic flair that he expertly deployed in Borat, but his targets aren't as clear and his enemies not quite as nefarious. The effect of these factors make his commentary less pointed and at times even ambiguous or confusing. Overall, Bruno has that same frenzied energy and enthusiasm that propelled Borat so the movie, while uneven, works for the most part. At times, Cohen's antics are so bold and unapologetically crass that you can't help but laugh/cheer. (Also, viewers that are uncomfortable with seeing penises often and in varying positions or movements may also want to avoid this movie)
Bruno is directed by Larry Charles, and it stars Sacha Baron Cohen in a mockumentary comedy film about a gay Austrian fashion journalist that was fired from his own television show, and Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen) has an idea that to be famous, he wants to be an actor. I've been wanting to see this after watching Borat, which I thought was funny, but not as highly praised worthy as I thought was going to be. It took such a long time to actually get in hold of this movie, and it was because DirecTV was showing this in one of the channels. So when I managed to watch this, I can say that in my opinion, Bruno is better than Borat. Sacha Baron Cohen does a fantastic job of looking and acting so much different as Bruno from Borat that I can totally see the people that Bruno talks to be completely fooled by him. The humor in this is hysterical to watch, and is more offensive and outrageous than Borat, but never was the point where it was doing it just because. The movie has a lot of insights of the fashion aspect and being gay as it's interesting to see that, and it definitely was during the time where being gay wasn't quite ok from the majority of the people. I was surprised at how graphic this is, and it shows how fearless Sacha Baron Cohen is when saying and doing a lot of stuff that is way out there that is definitely not for everybody. There were times where I was shocked, but always laughing when it does go to the extreme. The only issue I have with this is that by the end of it, it starts to make me laugh less. Bruno is a really great film that I'll watch this over Borat, even though it has to be by myself as it'll be very awkward watching this with people.
That DVD was found in a dvd player I bought used. Crude mockumentary for sure with a lot of known people either playing along or getting had by Sacha. We get to see a lot of reactions to homer-sexual like behavior or innuendoes. It's incredible how some people can put up with lots of outrageous things. The cherry in this, and we see quickly why the ring was surrounded by high barbed wired fence, is the phoney fight that turns almost homer-sexual porno. The hetero crowd was in shock, and rightly so! Haha! Surprising no one was punching him in the face. Must be the cameras... The film is sometimes hilarious and sometimes pukative and I can hardly imagine how the pukative bits could actually be turns on for some people. No wonder that was illegal!
To daft. Not very silly and to stupid