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Brüno (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  10 July 2009 (USA)
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Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

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Storyline

Brüno is a gay Austrian fashion guru. He has his own fashion based television show, Funkyzeit, the most popular German-language show of its kind outside of Germany. After he disgraces himself in front of his Funkyzeit fan base, he is ruined in German speaking Europe. He decides that in his quest for worldwide fame, he will move to Los Angeles and reinvent himself. Accompanying him to the US is Lutz, his former assistant's assistant. Lutz is the only person left in his circle that still believes in Brüno's greatness. Brüno goes through one reinvention of himself after another, ultimately straying to areas far removed from his own self. Perhaps when Brüno finds an activity that he truly does love, he will also find that über-fame he so desperately desires. Written by Huggo

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Borat was so 2006

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Rated R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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10 July 2009 (USA)  »

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Untitled Brüno Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,000,229 (UK) (10 July 2009)

Gross:

$59,992,760 (USA) (14 August 2009)
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Trivia

An interview with LaToya Jackson was hastily cut from the theatrical release due after the unexpected death of Michael Jackson at age 50. The segment, seen among the DVD's deleted scenes, contains a joke which refers to Michael as someone Bruno wants to meet with, rendering the line anachronistic with Michael's death. See more »

Goofs

When Brüno takes OJ out of the box at the airport, the subtitle says "That is 13 pounds of black gold." He says "Das ist vierzehn Pfund schwarzes Gold." "Vierzehn" means 14, not 13 ("dreizehn"). See more »

Quotes

Brüno: Ich was going to become famous by solving a world problem! But which one? Clooney's got Darfur, Sting's got the Amazon, and Bono's got AIDS! Luckily, there was still one shithole left to fix: the Middle Earth.
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Crazy Credits

The U in the Universal logo is spelled with an umlaut (Ü) like the movie's title. See more »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Dove of Peace
Written by Erran Baron Cohen, Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus), Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Shaun Pye and Jeff Schaffer
Performed by Erran Baron Cohen, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bono, Snoop Dogg, Elton John, Chris Martin, Slash and Sting
Produced by George Drakoulias
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Shock factors and great laughs
28 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly enough, I loved every bit of SBC's latest character, Bruno. The 80 min film had me laughing out loud and jumping at the vulgar stunts Bruno would perform. Half the time I was worried Sacha would get shot, but for the most part, I felt sorry for the guys he got suckered into his movie.

I appreciated it very much from a comedic perspective. Sure he goes a little overboard with his stunts and antics, but that's what made me laugh even harder (though I'm beginning to question my taste in humour now).

All in all, this movie swept me off my feet. It's definitely original, daring, and had likable characters. There's actually a decent plot (considering the content) that has an appropriate end, which made the film seem more like a really weird story rather than just some random Austrian homosexual wanting to get famous. Great film, but definitely NOT for everyone.


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