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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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10 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt  »

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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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In October 2006, entertainment blog website Defamer.com jokingly reported the title would be "Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt". Numerous websites around the world - including IMDb - reported this to be the actual working title. See more »

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Bruno is an anti-Semitic "Aryan" from Austria, yet in his nude commercial he is circumcised, as he is played by the ultra-Jewish Sacha Baron Cohen.On the other side, circumcision could have been carried out after a medical problem/prescription. See more »

Quotes

Ron Paul: [after Brüno drops his pants] All right, get out of here! This is ended.
Ron Paul: [later, in the hallway] That guy's queerer than the blazes. He took his clothes off. Let's get goin'. He's queer, he's crazy, he put a hit on me and took his clothes off.
Brüno: [narrating] I couldn't even schtupp RuPaul.
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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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I had prepared myself for this film...
8 July 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I expected there to be a high level of gay and crude sexual jokes in this latest Sacha Baron Cohen adventure. Then the movie took it 2 steps further than anything I had prepared myself for.

The result; a lot of uneasy moments, a lot of uncontrollable laughing, and some putting my hands over my face in disbelief or disgust. The humour in the film is clearly that of in-your-face slapstick, however given the extremes the film goes to, it's all relatively entertaining. Like Borat, all of the genuine laughs are in everyday peoples reactions, rather than the poorly structured story or scripted scenes.

That said, it was a challenge of how much one could handle, and I wouldn't have minded if they had left out a particular full frontal shot of the male anatomy spinning around (an image that will stay with me for some time and probably haunt my dreams). It's not a movie I could really get 'comfortable' with watching, seeing all hell unravel in a variety of situations one after another with very little in the way of breaks, but time did go by relatively quickly, which helps given the intensity of the scenes.

It's not a film for the faint of heart, and definitely has more potential to offend than Borat ever did, though for the more open minded among us who aren't so easily offended, you may find some enjoyment in this film. Humanities finest moments certainly aren't on display here. Go see it with a few mates or drinking buddies and have fun, though you may exit the cinema a little more disturbed than when you went in.


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