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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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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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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,000,229 (UK) (10 July 2009)

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$59,992,760 (USA) (14 August 2009)
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The autism segment after the opening credits is a reference to Sacha Baron Cohen's cousin Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen who is famous for his theories on autism. See more »

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The fountain that Brüno stands in front of at the beginning of the film, set in Vienna, Austria, is really in Invalidenpark, Berlin, Germany. See more »

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Dove of Peace
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Underwhelming
17 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw it and I was a bit let down. I am gay, I love Cohen, and was ready to laugh. But the problem was he didn't expose any under-the-surface bigotry like he did in Borat. He overdid his "gayness" to such a violent extreme that he forced reactions out of people, some of whom are probably plenty openminded. You ended feeling sorry for these people.

Especially Ron Paul, who out of all the politicians Cohen could have chosen, deserved it the least. He's no champion of gay rights, but he is certainly not an enemy either and he reacted like any normal person would in that nightmarish situation. There were also some genuine bigots in the film, but Cohen goes to such an extreme to provoke them, by the time it gets to that point, who cares?

There were funny moments, of course, Cohen is a funny man, but this movie lacks the bite Borat had. This was just an exercise in bad taste (which is fine, if that's what you're looking for).


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