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Bruno (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  16 April 2000 (USA)
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Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey. By the time he ... See full summary »

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Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey. By the time he reaches his final destination, Bruno's story becomes a fable of the importance of each person's uniqueness and originality. Written by Anonymous

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The comedy that is long on originality and short on pants. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for rude language, mean-spirited behavior and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Last film project for Gwen Verdon. See more »

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At the end of the film when Bruno is about to board the plane, he hugs multiple people over the shoulder. When the camera cuts to a different angle, he is seen hugging under the shoulder during what is supposed to be the same hug. See more »

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During the both the opening and the closing credits, Bruno can be heard reciting key words that pertain to the story, along with their definitions. See more »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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If you liked Matilda, Christmas Story, and Gilbert Grape...
16 January 2001 | by (san carlos, ca) – See all my reviews

This funny, quirky, and touching story of individuality and tolerance makes it one of 2000's best films.

David Ciminello's film writing debut and Shirley Maclaine's second directorial opus populates the screen with the most memorable characters since "Matilda," "Gilbert Grape," and "Christmas Story." Bruno Battaglia (expertly played by Alex D. Linz) is an eight-year-old prodigy who aspires to win the National Catholic School Spelling Competition and its grand prize, an all expense paid trip to Rome for a private audience with the Pope. After a near-death experience and encounter with angels, he resolves to compete wearing various dresses (which he insists are "holy vestments"), much to the distress of the Long Island school's nuns (Kathy Bates as Mother Superior, Lainie Kazan and Brett Butler as his teachers) and the ridicule of his classmates.

Bruno's morbidly obese mother (Stacey Halprin), his estranged father who is ashamed of his son (Gary Sinese), his hyper-masculine grandmother (Shirley Maclaine), and his Annie Oakleyesque best friend (Kiami Davael) round out the cast with stellar performances. Watch for cameos by Gwen Verdon and Jennifer Tilly.


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