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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 ... 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

Genres:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie originally received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA, but after Sacha Baron Cohen re-edited it the film, the picture received an R rating certificate. See more »

Goofs

When Brüno is at the swingers party and with the Blonde; his Underpants change between black and white stripes to a black posing pouch and back again twice before he jumps out of the window. See more »

Quotes

Dominatrix: What is this? You're gonna dress me like a man?
Brüno: No, it's just a beard.
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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

In Australia, the uncut version was rated R18+ by the OFLC and was subsequently edited to receive a lower MA15+ rating. According to Universal a few seconds of footage were trimmed in order to receive the new rating. The uncut version was released on DVD/Blu-ray. See more »

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I had prepared myself for this film...
8 July 2009 | by rogue_eagleSee 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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