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Brüno


By Joe MacLeod | Posted 7/10/2009

God Hates Comedy, and you, too, if you laugh at Sacha Baron Cohen's latest not-as-funny-as-Borat affront to everyone, everywhere; a puerile, confrontational, and cringe-tastical comedic offensive on the world (but mostly America) and exactly what you're expecting if you are familiar with the mockumentary reality of Sacha Baron Cohen's Da Ali G Show. This time there's way more penis up there on the big screen, along with lots of wacky bits about where they can be placed recreationally, which continues to be a subject of intense debate world wide. Mr. Baron Cohen's "Brüno" comedy character is an Austrian fashion television host who thirsts for fame so desperately he is willing to do anything to make it happen. Anything. You may think you know what that means, but unless someone blabbed, you have no idea, and it is a highly effective fulcrum for this low-budget-looking exercise in the hilarity of provocation and intolerance as writer/star Cohen appears to take some very real chances with his personal safety in a quest to ridicule people of all nations, and he and director Larry Charles successfully place us directly in the center of an extreme octagon of Hate, American-style.

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