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Bruno (2000)

PG-13 | | 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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Shirley MacLaine

Writer:

David Ciminello
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex D. Linz ... Bruno Battaglia
Shirley MacLaine ... Helen
Gary Sinise ... Dino Battaglia
Joey Lauren Adams ... Donna Marie
Kathy Bates ... Mother Superior
Kiami Davael ... Shawniqua
Stacey Halprin Stacey Halprin ... Angela
Jennifer Tilly ... Dolores
Gwen Verdon ... Mrs. Drago
Brett Butler ... Sister Della Rosa
Lee Hughes Lee Hughes ... Eddie Mazzaratti
Dylan Hubbard ... Signorelli
Kyle Phillips Kyle Phillips ... Capricci
Jordan Perry Jordan Perry ... Buttucci
Joanne Pankow ... Sister Consolata
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dress Code See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Last film project for Gwen Verdon. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Excellent
10 September 2001 | by BHorrorWriterSee all my reviews

Maclaine does as superb job with her first directorial debut: Bruno (The Dress Code DVD title).

This movie pulls at the heart strings at points, and tickles the funny bone at others. All performances were excellent. Alex Linz has come a long way with his acting. He wasn't too great in Home Alone 3, but shines in Bruno.

The story is original and clever. A young boy named Bruno (linz), has a dream/vision that he is being chased by an angel, which is a nightly thing for him. During a hospital visit ( after a car accident), he is at the gates of heaven. Though it is not his time, he is dressed in the robes of an angel.

When he comes out of his slight coma, he besides that wearing dresses is as close to his spiritual gown. Calling them "holy vestments", He goes through his days in "drag".

Also a genius speller, Bruno challenges the Catholic faith and church, focusing his attention on opening peoples eyes to the beauty of Heaven...Through wearing dresses.

Maclaine plays the Bruno's grandmother, who, with her own son, bruno's father, was very dominant and aggressive. Boys didn't listen to Oprea, that was for sissies. Well, I don't like getting into too much detail...

Take heed, the movie is exception...the acting is great...and newcomer, angie, Bruno's obese mother was excellent.

8 out of 10


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