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Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2009

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"Bruno" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

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Synopsis

Bruno (Cohen) is a host of a TV program in Austria called "Funky Side", which focuses on fashion.

When Bruno is fired from the show, he decides to go to Los Angeles and start another program where he would interview celebrities.

This doesn't work out so well, and he tries working in the Middle East, where Muslims don't particularly appreciate his flamboyantly gay behavior.

Well, what about seeing how National Guard soldiers at Fort McClellan like him? No, I guess not.

So, finally, he becomes a host in a cage fighting venue, and after getting the crowd really cheering about their "straightness", Bruno starts making out with his assistant in the cage arena. You can imagine the results.

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2009, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 22 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Elton John, LaToya Jackson, Paula Abdul, Sting
  • Directed by Larry Charles and Dan Mazer
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Extras:
  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: Explicit
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Sacha Baron Cohen is undoubtedly the most outrageous actor who has ever existed. I really don't know how he keeps from getting himself killed. The man does have real talent though. He was nominated for an Oscar and was a Golden Globe winner (for his performance in a different movie).

Technical

The picture has some noticeable edge enhancement, but is otherwise good. Again, not much use of the surround channels.I really wish studios would use the surrounds more. Otherwise, what was the purpose of coming up with the "home theater experience" concept?

Extras

These include Deleted Scenes, Extended Scenes, Interview with Lloyd Robinson, a Digital Copy for your Video iPod, and BD-Live.