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Bruno (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 16 April 2000 (USA)
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 Battaglia
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Dino Battaglia
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Donna Marie
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Mother Superior
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Angela
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Buttucci
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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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Some people are a little individual See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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The Dress Code  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Last film project for Gwen Verdon. See more »

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When Helen is trying to teach Bruno how to fight, he hits her with a right hook to left of her face. However, in the next scene, she has a shiner on her right cheek. 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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Quirky movie with great characters
12 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Bruno had two ineffectual parents - an intelligent boy who is out of place except in his own world of spelling. The movie allows the viewer to feel the hurt of the various characters without damning any of them. It shows how adults can be so wrapped up in their own turmoil and battling their inner demons and disappointments that they fail to see just how their children are being affected.

Bruno manages to touch your heart on one hand and make you want to shout at the screen characters at the same time.

The mother is so over the top that at times you are waiting for the punch line to come, but it doesn't - and you are left wanting to shake her and say get over yourself - look at your son! The father mopes around and turns to a shallow witch who on one hand you can see that he cringes with her behavior but his own pitifully low self-esteem makes him gravitate right back to her - maybe her being so low makes him feel so much better? Anyway, the film will grab you and at times frustrate you but there is an underlying redeeming message - tolerance, recognition of uniqueness.


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