Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bruno (2009)

Director: Larry Charles. Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten. 81 min. Rated R. Comedy.

Common point of Bruno and Borat: both were disgusting. Difference between the two: Borat was funny. Apparently Cohen didn't get why Borat was such an ingenious effort in comedy: he gave an exaggerated description of Americans' mental image of foreigners, then showed Americans weren't much better off themselves - and therein delivered a poignant message. Bruno offers such a bizarre and unrecognizable portrait of a homosexual, it makes the character look like a cretin. The final failed attempt to save the movie (pushing famous singers into the last scene) proves how distressed the filmmakers were. Don't waste your time.

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