Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bruno is Downright Disgusting!

Bruno is disgusting, vile, offensive, gross, and downright nasty. If you can look past that...and I consider that a big "if"...the movie can be entertaining and amusing.

The film features a mix of real situations and storyline. The filmmakers do an excellent job of weaving real footage into a wild and outlandish story. These "real" situations are what makes the film. You'd think people learned from Borat. Nope. Star Sacha Baren Cohen is able to pull the wool (or in this case silk D&G scarf) over everyone's eyes again.

The movie follows Austrian fashion TV host Bruno who is famous enough to decide what's "in" and "out" in pop culture. After a disastrous decision to wear a Velcro suit to a fashion show, Bruno is fired from his job and become the laughing stock of Austria. At that point, Bruno decides he needs to come to the U.S. and become a celebrity! He hooks up with a talent agent and tries every route you could imagine to be famous. His exploits include marketing a TV show, going to the Mideast to get a peace treaty signed, adopting an African child, and trying to become straight. His efforts to leave behind his homosexual lifestyle lead to the most humorous aspects of the film.

It might sound cute. However, it's not. I can't stress enough: this movie is nasty! Don't take the kids, don't take grandma, and don't go if you have a heart condition. When my mom came to town last weekend, I suggested to her that we might go see Bruno together because it would probably be funny. That would've been a horrible idea!! We'd probably never be able to look each other in the eyes again.

I'll rate it like this:
22-year-old guy who doesn't have a girlfriend and thinks Harold & Kumar are the world's biggest celebrities: 4 out of 5 stars
Anyone who thinks they can't be offended and likes a good laugh: 3 out of 5 stars
Anyone who considers themselves normal: 1 out of 5 stars
Someone easily offended: You will walk out of the movie

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