Bruno (the movie)

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  1. ital8

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    I haven't seen this movie yet, and I'm not quite sure if I plan on it after reading the reviews. I loved Borat. I thought it was hysterical. But, Bruno received very poor reviews. Many people said it was pure trash, it should have been rated NC-17 and it was on the verge of being pornographic. Many reviewers said there were a few funny scenes, but it didn't make up for the rest of the garbage in the movie. Some people even walked out. So my question is, did anyone see it, and is it worth the time and money?
     
  2. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I never agree with the critics. :tongue: So after what they've said, I definitely have to go see it.
     
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    I just saw the film. At the very worst there's a few scenes of full frontal (which should interest PLENTY of people on this board) and plenty of simulated gay sex acts, except for one part where things were blacked out in the right areas. Beyond that, it wasn't the "porn fest" that people are claiming it to be.

    Overall? I found the movie to be hysterical. My partner and I couldn't stop laughing. Just like Borat, the humor comes from watching people's reactions to Bruno's questions and activities. It also comes from people who somehow can't put two and two together, use any level of common sense and actually try to answer the ridiculous questions he proposes. Such as how to "defend oneself" from an attacker who comes at you with a white & black dildoe. But now, I'm giving away one of the scenes. :biggrin1:

    People who are uncomfortable with someone being flamboyantly gay or the mere thought of two men being romantically involved will not like this film... which in some ways is also part of the overall joke and you'll see that throughout the flick. Those are the people who probably "walked out" on the film. But the Clearview Cinema in New York was packed tonight, and every person I saw in there was having a grand ol' time. Screw what the "reviewers" said. Go see it!!!
     
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    It was just THAT terrible. Stupid jokes and graphic sexual scenes.
     
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    Isn't the terribleness one of its main points?
     
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    It's hilarious
     
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    It has enjoyed universal acclaim in the UK.I'm dying to see it,if you don't laugh at this then there must be something wrong with you.Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius!!
     
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    I saw Bruno a few weeks ago at a free screening. I thought it was cringe-worthy and wonderful - I laughed from start to finish.
     
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    I have no desire to see this movie.

    I have seen some clips but it just didn't engage me.

    Sasha Baron Cohen is a funny man with a unique style that works for him, i loved Borat, it was great i think because he was portraying a character which is alien to us (i'm sure countless people wouldn't know where Kazakstan is on the map or even heard of it before) and western culture would have been alien to him which made the funny comments he made even funnier in that we could imagine he was being an innocent ordinary Kazak. Bruno is different in that he is portraying a gay character which is flamboyant and this can be contentious for other gay guys let alone anyone else, this is probably why i have no interest in watching it, so i agree with what vinylboy said about those who probably won't enjoy it. I think the humour would end up taking a backseat to my cringeing at the dress sense and mannerisms he is portraying, i just don't relate to the more effeminate side of gay.
    The film is going to do well because of the star and because of the hype but i won't be spending any money on it, i may bother to watch when it is shown on terrestrial tv in the future....if i'm bored.
     
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    I know what you mean mitch but don't we ALL know a "BrĂ¼no"?

    We've got to be able to laugh at ourselves, in my opinion, or we're no different than those who'd go after us.

    It's not as though I don't understand the point you're making. I do. I simply think that if we want to be considered as mainstream as the next person we'd better understand Brunos exist in our ranks.

    I don't know that I'll see the movie to be truthful but I think the interview with Matt Lauer was clever.
     
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    I saw it yesterday. Something to offend everyone, but absolutely hilarious! Lots of penis humor...

    Softie
     
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    It was very funny....

    I just hope people see how uncomfortable the middle America is about it still.
    (despite that the flamboyance was thrust into their faces)
     
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    What a rdiculous reason for not seeing a film,you're not suppose to analyse it you're suppose to enjoy and let it wash over you,its not War and Peace!!!
     
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    There's really nothing to think about when it comes to this flick. The plot, just like Borat, is not thought provoking or mentally stimulating. There's nothing to analyze or figure out, although the underlying message of how many people are uncomfortable with homosexuality is apparent. Think of it as a modern day "Candid Camera", except all of the participants knew ahead of time that the cameras were rolling.

    It's a silly, sexually explicit comedy and a VERY entertaining one at that. Plain and simple.
     
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    Exactly Vinyl
     
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    It is not ridiculous, how am i suppose to 'enjoy' a film that centres on a gay character that if i knew in real life would make me cringe, the film has no point to it other than to cash in on the success of Borat by using one Sasha's better known characters.

    Where exactly is the interest for me personally? A gay character which is nothing like me, a use of vulgarity that portrays the gay community as seedy, a film that has no meaning to it as if watching a staged fly on the wall documentary. a film that does nothing but to suggest that gay men are motivated by sex as primary drive, a film which does nothing to represent diversity, its just taken the stereotypical gay guy and amplified all the things that most homophobes despise the most. It can be seen as a slap in the face to the bigots but to me it just seems bitchy, another unadmirable trait among the gay community.

    I am genuinely annoyed that gay guys in comedy are always camp.

    I want to see some REAL progress and have some gay James Bonds or at least an obviously bi guy as the hero in an action movie.

    I want to make it quite clear at this point that i am not saying that the film is trash, simply that it is not my kind of film and i think superbot that you should respect that.
     
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    I get you, Mitch. I couldn't watch Milk for the same reason. But I do seperate the, comedies because let's face it, exaggeration is key in comedy.
     
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    True and for example i love Jacks character in Will and Grace because he is camp and complimentary to Jack's more straight laiced persona, he is not O.T.T. to me and the central character i can relate more to. I love how the main gay character in that comedy is not the camp one. My fave character is Karen tho. Ooops getting off topic, but i'm glad someone else gets where i'm coming from :smile:
     
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    The film has been censored a little to get it's certificate.
    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Bruno cut for under-18 audiences

    I haven't seen it.I think I'll wait for the DVD with the inevitable deleted scenes.
     
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    ITS SATIRE!!!!!!....Thats what satire IS! All these people who are looking for plot,messages, structure,symbolism,meaning etc need to get a grip.ITS SATIRE!.... As for how it represents gay people,don't be SO silly and start looking for an agenda when it doesn't exist! If you used your rule of thumb then you could say that we should ban PRIDE marches with their relentless floats full of drag queens,nuns on rollerskates and majorettes twirling batons!! Sounds as if you had your way every film ever made would have to have 'a message' respecting every minority groups as being 'mutual earth dwellers' and 'embracing their diversity' and other such inane pc platitutes!! I'm a gay man and have loved the clips I have seen,so does that make me a 'traitor to the cause?' For crying out loud enjoy the film and stop sounding like Peter Tatchells dreary twin sob sister! P.s.If you enjoyed 'Borat' then surely that makes you racist,AHHHH!!! P.P.s you said in you're previous thread that you were gonna wait till it came on tv before you watched it! For scientific purposes ,OF COURSE!?!?....
     
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