The 11.95 Review: Bruno

I almost died of laughter when I first saw Borat. I was afraid that I might actually die seeing Bruno after seeing the trailer. And I almost did. Sascha Baron Cohen strikes again as yet another character from Da Ali G show. This time he hits America as the gay Austrian fashionista Bruno and it’s just as, if not more, hilarious as his previous effort.

If Borat offended you, then Bruno will make your moral compass spin and eventually crack. The film’s narrative is actually quite similar to Borat complete with “real” people caught in some terrible moments of humanity. I use quotes because it’s debatable how real any of it is. But real or not the one thing that counts is that it’s damn funny. There’s a rather embarrassing part with Paula Abdul, an unforgettable segment with Ron Paul and a fantastic interview with Harrison Ford.

I thought for a second that Cohen’s follow up would just be more of the same. And it was. But in a good way. There are some of the funniest and filthiest moments I’ve seen at the movies all year in this one. Try not to take yourself so seriously and go see it.

Verdict – 8.5/10

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