Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Da Ali G Show and Talladega Nights) brings you the comedy that has started more conversations, generated more controversy and dared to go further than ever ... more »before! As brüno travels the world in search of fame, everyone he encounters ? celebrities, politicians, Hasidic Jews, terrorists and cage fighters ? becomes a stepping-stone to stardom, with hilarious results! So prepare yourself for nonstop laughs in the film Peter Travers of Rolling Stone says should be ?Numero uno on your funny-time list!?« less
This movie helped wash away any interest in movies by Sasha Baron Cohen. Don't waste your time.
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Mark H. (djmark) from MONTEREY PARK, CA Reviewed on 10/16/2020...
So very very wrong, that it's right.
So over the top and twisted, you will feel the pangs of guilt while laughing.
Sacha Baron Cohen replicates the efforts of creating a character so well, you forget he isn't Bruno.
You'll watch it once and then swap it. But5 you'll laugh to yourself whenever you think about it.
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Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA Reviewed on 12/28/2012...
Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's follow-up to Borat, is even more in-your-face than it's predecessors! When Borat came out, a lot of the people that it was poking fun at didn't get the jokes, so a lot of no-brainer homophobe racists were running around using it's jokes as their new mantra. So, Cohen really slaps them over the head with this one, which is packed full of humor calling everybody to task! No ones gets out unscathated in this one! Once again, Cohen is playing one of the characters he brought to familiartiy on Da Ali G show, this time Bruno, the totally clueless German fashion reporter. Bruno is dissatistifed with his life in Germany, so comes to America to try to live his dreams...which do not fit in at all with the "good 'ole Americans" he's trying to live with. Part comedy story, part ambush journalism, you get to see Cohen tear into a host of celebrities as well as his normal political and pseudo-intellectual targets. A comedy farce that will have you crying...as long as you can laugh at yourself a little as well as others.
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Cheysser R. Reviewed on 2/15/2011...
Bruno is a hilarious movie to watch. It is quite similar to Sacha Baron Cohen's previous movie "Borat", so if you were not fond of that movie . . I do not recommend watching Bruno.
I must admit, Bruno is a good movie to watch - ONE TIME. Other than that, it's not a movie that you would enjoy to watch over and over again.
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Rolando D. from CAROLINA, PR Reviewed on 8/27/2010...
Sacha Baron Cohen's brand of humor is really on its own. Is not strictly parody not a spoof, but when is funny, is hilarious. As Borat is a story of a European TV Celebrity, this time Bruno is a male model who hosts a TV show in Germany and after an incident at a Fashion show Bruno becomes an outcast. And like Borat he tries his luck in America, where insanity unfolds. This is not a film for everyone, some of its content is too strong, specially some explicit sexual scenes. You'll laugh and you'll cringe.
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C&R W. (unhappybirthday) Reviewed on 5/28/2010...
Granted, Bruno is a slightly interesting character. However, unlike what the review on the front of the DVD claims, this movie is NOT funnier than Borat. Certain parts were pretty amusing in a similar fashion as Borat, but in general the movie was a little too raw for my tastes. The movie commentary is probably the best part of the DVD. VERY interesting. The many dangers that Cohen put himself in for this movie is crazy! As a side note, the cage fight scene was shot in the same "city" where I am unlucky enough to reside at this time. I learned of that charming little fact a few months ago and ordered the DVD for the express purpose of viewing this particular scene. It wasn't as fantastic as I was expecting. The audience looked a lot more redneck and 'hickish' than people around here are apt to be. My guess is that the promise of "Hot Chicks, Cold Beer, Hardcore Fights" was enough to bring them out in droves from all around. Regardless, I do appreciate Sacha Baron Cohen for making a stop here and shaking things up a bit. Typically, obscure comedians and washed up country bands are the only "entertainment" to pass through.
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Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL Reviewed on 1/11/2010...
Any fan of Bruno & Da Ali G show should like this film. Fair warning though, Sacha certainly does push the envelope in this one...moreso then in Borat & Ali G Indahouse: The Movie is a family Disney movie compared to this one. This is one of those movies you either love or hate, no in-betweens. Sacha has to be the bravest man in Hollywood to do some of the things he does in this movie! The included deleted & extended scenes are just as funny, if not FUNNIER then the film itself!
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Kat D. (KatlynAva) Reviewed on 1/10/2010...
If you loved Borat, you'll love Bruno.
Amazing, witty, and funny. The only people who won't find this movie hilarious are groups that are targeted (rednecks and homophobes mainly). As long as you can laugh at yourself (and society) then you'll love it.
One of the better movies of 2009, and easily one of my favorites overall. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Karen D. Reviewed on 11/22/2009...
This was the worst movie I have ever seen, I didn't like the way they made fun of different people and their cultures I couldn't even finish the film it was full of crude humor not even worth watching.
Save your time and save your money
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Laughed so hard.... but not for the easily offended
scot16897 | Austin, Texas United States | 07/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is *clearly* for those not easily offended. It is shocking and hysterical, but I don't think I could allow my parents to go see it.
Sasha Baron Cohen's latest creation, Bruno, makes his way to America to become uber-famous any way he can. And he goes through lots of different attempts on his way. Acting, interviewing celebrities, guesting on talk shows, becoming straight, he tries many methods, each with it's painfully funny result. You'll love the Paula Abdul interview, particularly.
The interactions with people are wonderful, and you will be appalled at what some parents will do to get their children into show business. Just stunning.
There are a lot of shocking/uncomfortable funny moments (be prepared for gratuitous male nudity), and I am no sure how they will hold up for repeated viewings, but in a crowded theater, it was a scream. The ending is worth the buildup, and stick around for the closing song.
I laughed so hard that my face was hurting, and my wife was crying from laughing so hard. It takes a while to recover, but soooooo worth it!
NOT for the kids."
And he doesn't look a thing like Borat
lochnessa7 | Half Hollow Hills, NY | 07/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to see Bruno more than once, most people probably do too. That's because Bruno is one of those rare movies where you're laughing so hard at some parts you know you're missing the next funny thing. As gay, Austrian fashionista and celebrity-wannabe Bruno, Baron Cohen continues his jaw-droppingly crass and outrageous stealth comedy antics. Purportedly, Baron Cohen has been beaten up while in character, so it only seems fair that he makes his audience laugh hard enough to hurt.
Of course the usual Baron Cohen caveat is in order: yes, its offensive, yes, its gross, yes, there is a LOT of nudity, mostly male. If any of this is not your cup of tea, that's dandy, no hard feelings. If you don't mind the occasional sight of literally bouncing balls in the name of comedy, Bruno is pure gold.
Post Borat fame has probably necessitated that more of this movie be staged, with at least some of the people (a talk show host, the driver of an oncoming car) in on the joke. But scripted or natural- its wickedly funny. And enough of it is genuine- including Bruno's interview/sex tape with Ron Paul, parents of would-be baby stars volunteering their 12-month-olds to play Nazis, ex-gay ministers, straight-rally wrestling audiences and general bystanders to Bruno's public antics.
Bruno balances the line between social commentary and comedy like a model on a catwalk. As with Borat half the humor comes from people reactings (or not) to the character's outrageous behavior, and half from the eerily apt caricature Baron Cohen creates. Fame-hound Bruno is everything narcissitic, uninformed, vain and with the all-too-common undeserved sense of entitlement that makes up the worst of American pop culture. As with Borat, Bruno learns some life-lessons and grows as a person by the end of the movie- as Baron Cohen always seems to want to better his audience, even if he has to beat them over the head with a dildo to do it."
Perhaps the funniest and saddest movie to take on the gay is
Neil Kambeaze | Eugene, OR | 12/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented Bruno from NetFlix with mixed feelings. I had seen Cohen's other works, including Borat and the Ali G Show, both of which I found deceptively intelligent and political. His ability to make his characters' stupidity an incisive mirror which he holds up to society is mind-boggling. With Borat, I thought this form of comedy had reached it's highest point. I was wrong. Bruno goes further. Some are offended by the gratuitous male nudity. Deal with it. If looking at penises makes you deeply uncomfortable, you probably have issues that run deeper than Bruno. It's true that a lot of the content of the movie revolves around Cohen using his flamboyantly gay character Bruno to make conservative anti-gay types uncomfortable. This can be uncomfortable for the viewer as well, but with the ultimate pay-off of revealing America's deep-seated homophobia and questioning it.
The film's finale gathers a large number of red-neck cage-fight enthusiasts in an arena for an event hosted by "Straight Dave", Bruno's straight alter-ego. When they get a touching (if gratuitously gay) scene of male-male reconciliation and love, the fans go crazy with disgust. Some of the audience leave, some yell violent hate slogans, some throw drinks at Bruno and his lover. Several of the fans looks shocked and betrayed, several of them comically wearing "Straight Dave" T-shirts they'd gotten for the event. I even saw a few in the crowd who looked like they understood the point that Cohen was making. People who were suddenly more disgusted by the gross display of homophobic violence on the part of the fans than the homosexual love that was taking place within the cage.
While his methods may be questionable, I feel America is indebted to Cohen for his bravery, and that he is one of the single largest contributors to intelligent social commentary through comedy today."
All the people with negative reviews couldn't tell it would
C. Tatro | New York, NY United States | 02/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie shows how perverse our society is. Americans like to hide behind a righteous attitude of being the best and most civilized people on earth. Mostly this attitude comes from the religious zealots who make up the majority of our society. The people who did not like this movie should have gotten up and left but they did not. No one left during the two times I viewed it. And all of the people commenting negatively on here have not walked out either, neither from the theater or their living room.
The fact that we see former gay preachers trying to convert current gays is truly American. The fact that we see redneck southerners uncomfortable around someone who is different from them is also typical. It puts American stupidity right in our faces and that is why certain people do not like the movie. Just like his last movie we see all of our racist, sexist, and ignorant flaws right in front of us and we cannot deny the truth. On the surface this movie is funny. Deeper down we see yet another sad social experiment on our own people. And yet again we see that we may not be as just as our false personas would have us be. This country is racist, sexist and homophobic. That puts America way behind many other intelligent and progressive countries. If you need more proof than this movie, look at education statistics, job rates, standard of living and national laws of most all the other developed nations."
"I want to become the most famous Austrian superstar since H
Tommy Morais | New Brunswick, Canada | 01/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After the movie Borat in 2006 Sacha Baron Cohen returned to the big screen in 2009 with another of his characters, gay Austrian (you read that right, it's not Australian) Bruno. 19 years old Bruno is known for hosting what is said to be the most famous German speaking television show outside of Germany "Funkyzeit mit Bruno", a show about fashion and for his flamboyant style. Bruno is doing well in the world of fashion but when he gets fired, his assistant leaves him and his lover dumps him he decides to leave for America in order to become famous by any means.When he comes to America Bruno tries a talent agency to get to stare in a big Hollywood movie and become famous, he unsuccessfully tries to starts a new television show, he does an interview, interviews people and he even tries to become straight amongst other things. He will do anything to get famous and is not ashamed of it which will end up in hilarious situations . Bruno to me was really funny, there were some moments were I laughed, others were I was in shock and others in which I didn't quite know what to think which I think was Baron Cohen's goal with this movie. There is a lot of nudity and other shocking things in this movie so be aware it's not for children and not everyone will like it because of it. Bruno goes far with homosexuality and if you are not comfortable with this then Bruno may not be for you. I have no problem with it at all and therefore enjoyed the movie and thought the character was great.
You may not like what Baron Cohen does but you can't deny his ability to re-invent himself, from his Ali-G character to Borat and others and keep what he does controversial, fresh and interesting . Bruno stands on its own and is not a Borat clone, there are a few similarities but the two are very different while retaining the same style of humor Baron Cohen is known for. If you are easily offended don't watch this, it's a different kind of humor that not everyone can appreciate. When it comes to Bruno it's pretty simple you will either love it or hate it. The rating here on amazon may prove otherwise but it's because of the mix of very positive and very negative reviews, there is hardly any middle ground. "