Laugh a minute rollercoaster ride of bad taste humour!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Bruno, what can i say?
Possibly the most gratuitously, stupidly, Hillarious, in slightly bad taste but funny film you are ever likely to see and feel wrong for laughing along. An especially good bit is the Interview with Harrison Ford, and the Table sequence with Paula Abdul - You know its wrong but you have to laugh.
If you are easily offended then dont watch this film, if however, like me, you can appreciate the humour in most situations, and accept it for being exactly that, then watch this film.
I genuinely rocked with laughter, which i know not everyone will, but I'm one of those people that watches a film and suspends disbelief as much as he can.
One question the film did leave me with though, is if the sequence with the child models was based on reality, then exactly how many sandwiches short of a picnic are the parents of those children . . . . . .
A full frontal (pun intended) assault on celebrity and homophobia, Bruno follows the eponymous gay Austrian TV host (Sacha Baron Cohen) as he sets out to become "the biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler." The exiled fashionista embarks on a global quest to become a celebrity, aping the headline-grabbing antics of stars like Angelina Jolie and Madonna, in his single-minded pursuit of fame, but he finds more homophobia than lucky breaks during his globe-trotting journey.
Bruno always had the proverbial deck stacked against it. There was just no way that Cohen could recapture the pop cultural phenomenon that was Borat or that sense of discovery and novelty that won over general audiences back in 2006. Too many people are simply hip to his act now, and the suspicion that more than a few of his "unsuspecting" victims are actually in on the joke never ebbs while watching Bruno, no matter how uproariously funny it gets. And seeing as how Cohen's entire schtick is predicated on being "real," that sense of fabrication undermines the film.
For all its flaws, Bruno nevertheless works as a raunchy, no-holds-barred comedy. There are plenty of unforgettable, hilarious sequences, with the most noteworthy involving "regular" people rather than the famous (although Bruno's interviews with a Presidential candidate and a terrorist leader show just how perilously far Cohen is willing to go for a joke).
Sacha Baron Cohen follows up the huge success of his "Mockumentary" of Borat, with another, far more outrageous and controversial character, The Austrian gay fashion icon, (the titular) Bruno!
Whilst I enjoyed watching this film, I can fully appreciate why some may find it uncomfortable viewing!
Without going into too much detail (After all, if you are reading this then you are considering buying a copy, and I may be selling a copy:-) like Borat, it does rather poke fun at Americans!! Their culture, naivety and (in some cases) their lack of intelligence are the target of Mr Cohen's undoubted talent!! If some of these situations were not "Set-ups" then I find the sheer lack of thought and williness to believe anything they hear of the individuals in question staggering!! But, I guess in a nation of 350 million people, you are bound to find sufficient "Cranks" (Of which America has it's fair share, apparently) for these scenarios to be genuine!! Why not watch it yourself and let me know whether you believe they are "For real"?
In my opinion, there are two ways of looking at this film!
1) Mr Cohen is being rather callous and manipulating to Americans. The natives of which are (In the main) some of the most friendly and welcoming in the world. Their accommodating nature and williness to accept the idiosyncrasies of peoples from other nations makes for an easy targe Indeed, were Mr Cohen to spend a few months looking for and filming peoples of any nation, he would are guaranteed to chance upon some that are wacky, weird and downright contemptable!!
2). This is simply a comedic work of art, created by a satorical genius!! I personally consider this to be the case and I believe the furore surrounding his "Original Ali G" persona gives credence to this thought.
In summary, if you watched and enjoyed Borat then this is a film for you! You will love it!! If you did not enjoy Borat, you will undoubtedly hate this!! If you haven't watched Borat, may I suggest that you "Dip your toe" into the wacky world of Baron Cohen by viewing Borat before watching Bruno!
Great Blu-Ray features
This Blu-Ray has hours of extras including a commentated version of the film where Sacha goes through the troubles faced whilst filming. Well worth paying the extra over the DVD version.
did not enjoy the film glad its cheap :D
| No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
Just like borat if you like borat you will love it.
has its funny moments you will find atleast 1 part that will make you laugh!