Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bruno - Review

I'm just going to come out and say it: the funniest movie of the year.

If you loved Borat, then Bruno will be right up your alley (just like Bruno's finger, but that's a whole 'nother story!) The creator of comedic characters such as Borat and Ali G, Sacha Baron Cohen, is back to prove a point. In his newest movie, Cohen proves that he is the most bold and daring actor in the business.

Bruno revolves a gay Austrian fashonista who believes his place in life is fashion. In Austria, Bruno is a pretty famous fashion designer with his own show. This however all seems to hit the fan when Bruno decides to don an all velcro suit. While in this "suit",he manages to wreck an entire fashion show going on and is immediately thrown out. His TV show is canceled and he no longer is allowed a front seat anywhere. So he decides he go to Los Angeles to become a celebrity.

Sacha Baron Cohen is a comedic genius. The timing, the well rehearsed script, everything seems to flow well. Roger Ebert said that Bruno "doesn’t contain 30 boring seconds" and I totally agree. I about gagged laughing numerous times (one time involving a floppy penis..) Coen doesn't even has limits. At one point in the movie he tries to seduce Ron Paul (yes, the presidential candidate!)

Coen shows no limits and I appreciate that. He exploits the stereotypes and issues that are wrong with society. Sure, he does it in a way that is appalling and vulgar, but hey he's doing it!

If you go see this movie, prepare for complete shock as Bruno will leave you grossed out beyond your mind yet will keep you laughing the entire 80 minute run time. I'd recommend.


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