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Brüno (2009)

R | | Comedy | 10 July 2009 (USA)
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Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

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Larry Charles

Writers:

Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Anthony Hines (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Brüno
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Lutz
Clifford Bañagale ... Diesel
Chibundu Orukwowu Chibundu Orukwowu ... O.J.
Chigozie Orukwowu Chigozie Orukwowu ... O.J.
Josh Meyers ... Kookus
Toby Holguin ... Mexican Gardener #1 (as Toby Hoguin)
Robert Huerta Robert Huerta ... Mexican Gardener #2
Gilbert Rosales Gilbert Rosales ... Mexican Gardener #3
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Mexican Gardener #4
Marco Xavier Marco Xavier ... Mexican Gardener #5
Bono ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
Chris Martin ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
Elton John ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
Slash ... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
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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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Taglines:

Borat was so 2006

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,000,229 (United Kingdom), 10 July 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,619,130, 12 July 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,054,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,805,831
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Martin: As himself in "The Dove of Peace" sequence. See more »

Goofs

In the salon when Brüno is getting his anus bleached, his hairstyle changes as the camera shots change. See more »

Quotes

PR Consultant: Is there something that you, like, that you believe in, like...
Brüno: Well, I'm really into issues.
PR Consultant: Yeah. Global warming's only getting worse, so...
Brüno: Great!
PR Consultant: That would be, that's something to get involved now, so... we can just help East, uh, Africa in order to help for our future in order for everyone... that's a beneficial thing to be involved with now.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The movie's original cut was rated 18 by the BBFC for the UK, and released in that form. The movie was then edited down by two minutes to secure a 15 certificate, and re-released two weeks later as "Brüno: Snipped - The 15-Rated Version". Both versions were shown in parallel, with the edited version targeting the more-lucrative teenage audience. See more »

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Underrated and gets an unnecessary amount of hate
27 July 2017 | by jonsefcikSee all my reviews

How does Borat have a 7.3 and this only a 5.8? Both movies follow basically the same formula: A crazy, super exaggerated walking stereotype played by Sacha Baron Cohen goes to America, getting involved in wacky antics and meeting some celebrities along the way, often in front of real unsuspecting crowds. Do people hate this movie because its the same formula again? I guess you could argue Borat is a little funnier than Bruno, but even still, its hard to get a laugh out of me and I involuntarily burst out laughing at least 15 or 20 times. Is it because of offensive, overly exaggerated gay stereotypes? I know this movie goes a bit far at points, but come on people, have a sense of humor! Pointing out Americans' ignorance of foreigners with funny accents is OK but doing the same thing with gays is too much? Sure. I often find myself rating movies lower than the average score, but this is a great movie, and I'd easily give it a 7 or 8. I honestly have no idea where the hate for this movie is coming from. Granted, its a HARD R and some of its more extreme content might be a little off putting to some, but come on people, this movie is hilarious!


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