The inimitable prankster Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) launches another inspired comedy offensive in the boisterous Brüno, coming to Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on November 17, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Featuring an hour of exclusive footage of deleted scenes not shown in theaters and a revealing commentary by Sasha Baron Cohen & director Larry Charles about how some of the film’s unbelievably funny pranks were achieved, Brüno has been hailed even “Funnier than Borat” by Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly and “Uber-hilarity!” by Claudia Puig, USA Today. Hilarious, irreverent, shocking and entertaining, Brüno is the most talked-about comedy of the year.
SYNOPSIS: Sacha Baron Cohen (the creator and star of Borat) returns to the big screen in the hilarious adventures of Austria’s favorite fashionista, Brüno. In this gleefully anarchic mockumentary, the flamboyant television host loses his homeland talk show, “Funkyzeit,” and does what any self-respecting wannabe would do—he moves to Hollywood to pursue worldwide super-stardom. From worlds of fashion and entertainment to the military, Brüno puts his worst foot forward as Baron Cohen fearlessly tramples the boundaries of good taste in ways that confound celebrities and just plain folks alike. Fans of Baron Cohen’s gonzo comedy can look forward to an hour’s worth of hysterical scenes not shown in theaters on both the DVD and Blu-ray versions.
REVIEW: Brüno: How
do you defend yourself against a man with a dildo?
That’s an example of the kind of lines you’ll be hearing in
this movie. And you thought Borat was outrageous?! Oh Nelly!
Sacha takes it up a notch in this one. This movie is crazy,
wild, sick, and very gay. It was close to being rated NC-17
instead of R and I can see why. I lost count how many times
I looked away from the screen in shock. My jaw was dropped
open for the majority of the film. I had to consciously
think to close it back up again. Overall the movie is very
similar to Borat; it’s the same style, same formula of a
bunch of random scenes compiled together to derive some kind
of flow. But Bruno is the show, and he takes center stage.
Sacha Baron Cohen is a comedic genius, very adult comedy
mind you, but still a genius. His style of comedy is so out
of the box extreme and outrageous that it shows that he must
have a lot of guts to pull off some of the stunts he pulls
off. He will offend most but you’ve got to give him some
credit for the risks he takes.
Sacha can deliver on all kinds of comedy such as physical,
line delivery, ignorance, foreign accent, and racy humor to
name a few. His abilities were more popularly demonstrated
in Borat and Bruno follows very well in those footsteps. One
of Sacha’s talents is his character development and how he
can get the audience to attach themselves to this character
even if there is no strong storyline to help support the
attachment to the character. In Borat you found yourself
along with him in his journey cheering him on because you
felt for the poor foreigner dude. This one is no different.
Bruno is arrogant and self-centered and yet you find
yourself rooting for him. Sacha has the ability to take any
character and make you sympathetic toward his cause. So
really, all raunchiness aside, Sacha’s performance is
outstanding. It is what makes the movie worth watching. It
isn’t for the storyline, that’s for sure. The story is
almost irrelevant. It is more about the character and this
collection of scenarios. In a case like this, the dialogue
is also key. In this movie, the dialogue revolves around the
comedic situations and it is right on the money, in your
face, no holds barred kind of stuff. But there are other
contributions to the comedy of this picture which include
the various non-celebrity characters, and some interesting
celebrity cameos as well, especially toward the end of the
movie in a music video . . . unreal. One of the reasons this
movie resembles Borat so much is that the Director from
Borat, Larry Charles, directed this piece also. So basically
it all boils down to this, if you liked Borat you will most
probably like Bruno, so long as you are not homophobic.
Review By Cine Marcos
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH Spanish French
An hour of Alternative, Deleted and Extended Scenes not shown in theaters
Enhanced Commentary – Hear in depth stories for selected scenes from Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles.
An Interview with Hollywood Agent Lloyd Robinson – Get the story behind Brüno’s real Hollywood agent.
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