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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brüno
... Lutz
... Diesel
Chibundu Orukwowu ... O.J.
Chigozie Orukwowu ... O.J.
... Kookus
... Mexican Gardener #1 (as Toby Hoguin)
Robert Huerta ... Mexican Gardener #2
Gilbert Rosales ... Mexican Gardener #3
... Mexican Gardener #4
... Mexican Gardener #5
... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
... Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
... 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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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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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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Trivia

The audience members in the talk show scene were hired for $50 each, and they were told they would be the first audience members of a new talk show. This was filmed at a suburb of Dallas, Texas. See more »

Goofs

In the part where Brüno and Lutz are fighting outside of the police station, after Brüno says no to Lutz, there's a gold Ford Mustang in the top left hand corner of the frame, however, after it switches to the wide angle view of Lutz walking away from Brüno, the same Ford Mustang drives through the entrance of the police station and is clearly not in the same spot as it was only a few seconds before. See more »

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[last lines]
Snoop Dogg: Hey, hey, he gay, he gay, OK.
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The U in the Universal logo is spelled with an umlaut (Ü) like the movie's title. See more »


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Schlaf Kinder Schlaf
Traditional
Arranged by Erran Baron Cohen
Performed by Sacha Baron Cohen and Gustaf Hammarsten
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Underwhelming
17 July 2009 | by 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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