"When did you have that boy?...I have no idea why I even asked that question." If you've seen this movie then you know that that is one of the, if not the, most perfect moment of bewildered, defeated disgust ever put on film.
Sacha Baron Cohen is an artist without balls, as he chooses to go after soft targets, rather than tough ones. BRUNO is a film born of the Hollywood establishment that looks down on those trying to break in and laughs at them from its ivory tower. It's Hollywood sucking its own dick, a despicable, horrible film that is shameful on every level.
Absolutely hilarious! To me, the best comedy has an edge to it and it has that in spades. It's definitely in your face and really makes some sly, cheeky remarks about the fashion world and other's attitudes towards gay people. I really liked "Borat" but feel that this one is superior. Stay clear if you're easily offended.
If someone is to be offended by Sacha Baron Cohen, there are more reasons to be offended by Borat than by Brüno. The edge that this character is always crossing makes is humour potentially political. And what seems to be mocked is prejudice and bigotry and futility and hatred and even homophobia. Borat, compared to Brüno, just seems like a tool for laughs. The construction of this movie, though, is less interesting.
Not nearly as inspired as 'Borat' for a number of reasons - a less endearing title character, the simple fact that it could never be as original the second time around - but it's fast-paced and packs enough raunchy humor and some deceptively smart satire to make it worth watching for fans of Sacha Baron Cohen's unique brand of humor.
If this is "shocking" and "boundary-breaking" to you, then you need to get out more often. Bruno's thin narrative barely, and insufficiently, supports one long drawn out joke which is made apparent in its much more succinct commercial. Still, I enjoyed the African American talk show audience and the religious people trying to convert him scenes.