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memyselfI
07-10-2009, 03:32 PM
Saw it today. It's hysterical but not for everyone. Actually, probably not for most people. Of course it's about a gay character so you know there will be plenty of gay sex. But there is a good deal of male frontal nudity so if that is going to make you squeamish...

wait till the video comes out. I thought it was funnier than Borat. I happen to think SBC is a genius and his characters are brilliant. But if you don't like him or don't know much about him then proceed with caution.

You have been warned.

Oh, I do have one issue with the movie. He shows Phelp's clan for a scene and I wish people would just stop giving them the time of day. That they are in a big movie must thrill them to no end.

Oh, and if you like Ron Paul you will not be amused...

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 03:37 PM
Penis? I'm there.

Der Flöprer
07-10-2009, 03:38 PM
Penis? I'm there.

LMAO I knew it. He's traumatized folks. Be gentle.

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 03:44 PM
Penis? I'm there.

If that is your thing, you will enjoy.

Let's just say Sacha could have a career in porn if he ever bombs in Hollywood...

The Bad Guy
07-10-2009, 03:46 PM
If that is your thing, you will enjoy.

Let's just say Sacha could have a career in porn if he even bombs in Hollywood...

I have a hard time believing that was actually his dick.

Regardless, it was hilarious. Definitely more crude than Borat, but I don't know if it was better. This one felt more forced.

Fucking great though.

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 03:47 PM
So far, this movie is getting the worst reviews of any movie ever made. It's getting worse reviews than Ebony and Jet gave to Birth of a Nation.

seclark
07-10-2009, 03:48 PM
So far, this movie is getting the worst reviews of any movie ever made. It's getting worse reviews than Ebony and Jet gave to Birth of a Nation.

the review in post #4 is enough for me to avoid it.
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Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 03:48 PM
So far, this movie is getting the worst reviews of any movie ever made. It's getting worse reviews than Ebony and Jet gave to Birth of a Nation.


Also, you're an aging white conservative. You are not the target demographic.

EDIT - Wait a second. It's at 70% on Rotten Tomatoes.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bruno/

More proof that Rain Man is an aging white conservative. LIAR!

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 03:50 PM
Standard procedure for Sasha's films.

Also, you're an aging white conservative. You are not the target demographic.

Based on the reviews, I'm not the target market because I have a sense of humor that extends beyond laughing at bodily functions.

(No offense, memyselfI.)

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 03:52 PM
I want you to click these two links and be horrified, Kevin. Horrified.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/paul_newman/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/sacha_baron_cohen/

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 03:59 PM
I have a hard time believing that was actually his dick.

Regardless, it was hilarious. Definitely more crude than Borat, but I don't know if it was better. This one felt more forced.

****ing great though.

You are mean. I think he's hot. Don't ruin my day!!!! :cuss::cuss::cuss:

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Based on the reviews, I'm not the target market because I have a sense of humor that extends beyond laughing at bodily functions.

(No offense, memyselfI.)

Ah, but it's not the bodily functions that are hilarious rather it's people's reactions to them that is. Reactions both on the screen and in the theater.

kysirsoze
07-10-2009, 04:05 PM
Based on the reviews, I'm not the target market because I have a sense of humor that extends beyond laughing at bodily functions.

(No offense, memyselfI.)

The sense of humor extends to laughing at bigoted assholes making fools of themselves....


and dicks.

The Bad Guy
07-10-2009, 04:05 PM
You are mean. I think he's hot. Don't ruin my day!!!! :cuss::cuss::cuss:

Hey more power to you. I'm not saying it's definitely not based on anything I know, but I don't think a huge star is going to flop his semi-hard on on screen. They got a "stunt cock" more than likely.

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:10 PM
Hey more power to you. I'm not saying it's definitely not based on anything I know, but I don't think a huge star is going to flop his semi-hard on on screen. They got a "stunt cock" more than likely.

No pun intended here, obviously... ROFL

DaFace
07-10-2009, 04:12 PM
Never saw Borat. Don't plan to see Bruno. I've never really understood his characters.

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 04:12 PM
I want you to click these two links and be horrified, Kevin. Horrified.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/paul_newman/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/sacha_baron_cohen/


I'm horrified. Horrified.




I saw the Borat movie, and it was kind of funny. Kind of. Then after that every single thing he's done has been exactly the same. I don't feel like I need to see any more of him because I've already plumbed to the deepest depths of his character.

wild1
07-10-2009, 04:13 PM
It's getting worse reviews than Ebony and Jet gave to Birth of a Nation.

ROFL

BigVE
07-10-2009, 04:16 PM
Hey more power to you. I'm not saying it's definitely not based on anything I know, but I don't think a huge star is going to flop his semi-hard on on screen. They got a "stunt cock" more than likely.

Sorta like Mark Wahlberg in boogie nights.

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 04:16 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen is just our modern day Jerry Lewis.

mikeyis4dcats.
07-10-2009, 04:16 PM
I loathe SBC.

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:17 PM
I'm horrified. Horrified.




I saw the Borat movie, and it was kind of funny. Kind of. Then after that every single thing he's done has been exactly the same. I don't feel like I need to see any more of him because I've already plumbed to the deepest depths of his character.

True, all of his characters have poked fun at a stereotype and that is a theme they all share but each character had a different target. D' Ali G was at an overly sexualized gangstah culture, Borat at rednecks regarding foreigners, and now Bruno with homosexuals, rednecks, and religion.

Clearly his target has always been the USA, the South in particular, and I can see where that would put off a large segment of the population in this country...

but then again, he's just holding up a mirror.

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 04:22 PM
I'm horrified. Horrified.




I saw the Borat movie, and it was kind of funny. Kind of. Then after that every single thing he's done has been exactly the same. I don't feel like I need to see any more of him because I've already plumbed to the deepest depths of his character.
What else has he done? He was the character Borat in other things for promotional purposes and he's been the character Bruno in other things for promotional purposes. The only other things that he's done in between the two movies was play a character in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" and voice a character in "Madagascar 2." And I don't think that those roles are sufficiently character-plumbing.

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 04:24 PM
Rain Man is losing severe credibility in this thread. First he LIES about Bruno's well-reviewed debut, now this?

BURN HIM!

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 04:28 PM
What else has he done? He was the character Borat in other things for promotional purposes and he's been the character Bruno in other things for promotional purposes. The only other things that he's done in between the two movies was play a character in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" and voice a character in "Madagascar 2." And I don't think that those roles are sufficiently character-plumbing.

Is he just always playing Borat? I don't pay close enough attention to know, but it seems like whenever I see him he's just flashing his rear end at someone and pretending he's clueless.

While Borat had a few funny scenes, I saw it a lot like Ashton Kutcher's Punk show. You lie to people to see their reactions and then laugh at them. It's a pretty low level of humor to pull off.

wild1
07-10-2009, 04:31 PM
Borat walks around offending and shocking people, Bruno does too. I have not seen the film but from the ads the premise appears to be similar. Down to the shock nudity and such in this thread

wild1
07-10-2009, 04:32 PM
Is he just always playing Borat? I don't pay close enough attention to know, but it seems like whenever I see him he's just flashing his rear end at someone and pretending he's clueless.

While Borat had a few funny scenes, I saw it a lot like Ashton Kutcher's Punk show. You lie to people to see their reactions and then laugh at them. It's a pretty low level of humor to pull off.

I was roaring most of the time while watching Borat, but you have to keep innovating or you just become played

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 04:32 PM
Is he just always playing Borat? I don't pay close enough attention to know, but it seems like whenever I see him he's just flashing his rear end at someone and pretending he's clueless.

I literally just told you what he's done in between the movies Borat and Bruno; so no, he is not just always playing Borat.

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 04:35 PM
I literally just told you what he's done in between the movies Borat and Bruno; so no, he is not just always playing Borat.

I just meant in his public appearances. I haven't seen the two movies you referenced.

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:36 PM
Is he just always playing Borat? I don't pay close enough attention to know, . It's a pretty low level of humor to pull off.

Seriously? He got into cadet training at Ft. McClellan, an interview with Ron Paul, an interview in the West Bank with a terrorist from al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.

How easy could feats have been?

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 04:37 PM
This is really going to rile up Kevin, but Hollywood scientists have determined that Sacha Baron Cohen has much greater acting range than John Wayne ever displayed.

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 04:38 PM
I just meant in his public appearances. I haven't seen the two movies you referenced.
In the immediate aftermath of Borat's popularity, he played the character on a lot of late-night shows, etc. But that's expected.

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 04:38 PM
This is really going to rile up Kevin, but Hollywood scientists have determined that Sacha Baron Cohen has much greater acting range than John Wayne ever displayed.
He's probably a better musician than Bruce Springsteen, too.

Frazod
07-10-2009, 04:39 PM
The trailers for this idiot's movies alone are enough to make me want to stab him in the face. Ugh. I'd sooner sleep with my ex-wife than watch either one of them.

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 04:39 PM
In the immediate aftermath of Borat's popularity, he played the character on a lot of late-night shows, etc. But that's expected.

John Wayne was NEVER asked to appear on the late show as one of his characters.

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:40 PM
John Wayne was NEVER asked to appear on the late show as one of his characters.

I always thought John Wayne just played himself. How hard can that be? :hmmm::D

Demonpenz
07-10-2009, 04:41 PM
ali g faces off with andy rooney. good tv son!

Kyle DeLexus
07-10-2009, 04:41 PM
In the immediate aftermath of Borat's popularity, he played the character on a lot of late-night shows, etc. But that's expected.

Didn't he say he won't play Borat anymore because of the movie?

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 04:42 PM
Seriously? He got into cadet training at Ft. McClellan, an interview with Ron Paul, an interview in the West Bank with a terrorist from al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.

How easy could feats have been?


It's hard to join the army? They pay you a bonus for it.

wild1
07-10-2009, 04:42 PM
The trailers for this idiot's movies alone are enough to make me want to stab him in the face. Ugh. I'd sooner sleep with my ex-wife than watch either one of them.

careful that's pretty popular around here :evil:

Frazod
07-10-2009, 04:43 PM
careful that's pretty popular around here :evil:

Christ, I hope not. LMAO

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:43 PM
Didn't he say he won't play Borat anymore because of the movie?

He's retiring Ali, Borat, and Bruno. So sad... I love Ali and Bruno.

Halfcan
07-10-2009, 04:43 PM
Penis? I'm there.

:shake:

wow

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:44 PM
It's hard to join the army? They pay you a bonus for it.

Apparently they are taking anything with a pulse...

Demonpenz
07-10-2009, 04:44 PM
I got see Frazod liking borat because he dogging the feminists, rednecks, black people, I cannot see him liking anything else

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 04:44 PM
He's probably a better musician than Bruce Springsteen, too.


You're getting dangerously close to a rep war there, and I'm sitting on an arsenal the size of North Dakota.

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 04:45 PM
:shake:

wow

Halfcan if you are a homophobe, just tell us. It's a personality flaw and far worse than liking penis.

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 04:46 PM
I bet he's retiring those characters, and he'll create an entirely new character who has an accent and says inappropriate stuff.

Ebolapox
07-10-2009, 04:48 PM
What else has he done? He was the character Borat in other things for promotional purposes and he's been the character Bruno in other things for promotional purposes. The only other things that he's done in between the two movies was play a character in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" and voice a character in "Madagascar 2." And I don't think that those roles are sufficiently character-plumbing.

talladega nights. now, go to the corner and sit there while you think about your crimes.

Demonpenz
07-10-2009, 04:49 PM
It's hard to join the army? They pay you a bonus for it.

yes it is hard for an openly gay person to join the army

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:49 PM
Fascinating story about his time at Ft. McClellan. Other cadets knew it was him but were not allowed to speak...ROFLROFLROFL

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Incredible-War-Stories-From-The-Making-Of-Bruno-13759.html

After Brüno decides he must become straight to find fame, he goes on a crosscountry journey to eradicate any hint of his homosexuality. A logical stop to do such complicated work? The U.S. Army National Guard headquarters in Anniston, Alabama, about 65 miles from Birmingham. Unfortunately, this unit of the National Guard was unable to guard its own base from one canny British infiltrator.

The production lucked into the scenario when they asked a contact at the National Guard if the production could imbed on-air talent for the day. They explained that the purpose of the visit was to let their audience know what it was like to live and work as a candidate in officer training school. While there, Baron Cohen, dressed in the latest style of fatigues (read: Dolce & Gabbana), perplexed his fellow soldiers with his stunts. It was not one of the finer days for national defense. When the production’s van came into the training ground, no one was asked for identification. Oddly enough, it turned out to be the perfect storm of confidentiality for the team, as the younger recruits were not allowed to speak freely unless they received the go-ahead by a commanding officer. If they had given permission earlier, the senior members would have known what several of the 20- to 22-year-old guys did: The man behind Borat was in their midst.

Once the crew heard the buzz that some of the young men suspected Baron Cohen was there, they packed up the team and got them out ASAP. As they were loading the performer into the van and driving rapidly off the base, the guards yelled out for them to stop and began to close the gate. Ten seconds too late, as Brüno (and the perfect amount of footage of his acting up during officer training school) were out the door. Had the team been moments later in their exit, the National Guard could have confiscated the tapes and they wouldn’t have seen the light of day.

When finally confronted with the question of “Did you know who that trainee was?,” the recruits responded with a firm: “Yes, sir! Sacha Baron Cohen, sir!”

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 04:50 PM
You're getting dangerously close to a rep war there, and I'm sitting on an arsenal the size of North Dakota.
Oh, you know I was kidding around with that absurd statement. Regardless, my arsenal is bigger than yours. I actually have a sizable lead over you in rep.

Duck Dog
07-10-2009, 04:51 PM
Halfcan if you are a homophobe, just tell us. It's a personality flaw and far worse than liking penis.

Not wanting to see an others man penis is not being a homophob, you homo.

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 04:51 PM
talladega nights. now, go to the corner and sit there while you think about your crimes.
No crime. IMDB says that Borat came out after Talladega Nights in the same year.

Count Alex's Losses
07-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Not wanting to see an others man penis is not being a homophob, you homo.

He disapproves of my post, which obviously homosexual in nature. Homophobe! Homophobe!

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 04:52 PM
I imagine some of the fans at the cage fighting match might actually post here... :D

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 04:55 PM
Oh, you know I was kidding around with that absurd statement. Regardless, my arsenal is bigger than yours. I actually have a sizable lead over you in rep.


You what?

(Sigh.) I am but a relic of a past age.

Demonpenz
07-10-2009, 04:55 PM
I don't want to go into the "art" factor of humor, but too me he is funnier than andy koffman

Skip Towne
07-10-2009, 04:58 PM
Oh, you know I was kidding around with that absurd statement. Regardless, my arsenal is bigger than yours. I actually have a sizable lead over you in rep.

But he has a humongous lead over you in post count. That also figures in a rep bomb.

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 05:00 PM
I don't want to go into the "art" factor of humor, but too me he is funnier than andy koffman

John Wayne Gacy is funnier than Andy Kaufman, and much less uncomfortable to be around.

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 05:02 PM
But he has a humongous lead over you in post count. That also figures in a rep bomb.
Does it really? I wouldn't know. I've given no cause to be neg rep bombed before.

Blindside58
07-10-2009, 05:04 PM
SBC is funny as hell, Just about everyone sucks Balls that says otherwise. Kind of reminds me of going to the Chiefs games back in the day and ruffling the feathers of the "Club Level" crowd as they walked down the parking lot aisle, getting their just before game time, and I have been partying my ass off for about 3 1/2 hours already and they look at me as if I have 6 heads and I laugh at their "holier than thou" attitude. Everyone needs to learn to release from reality and have fun every once in a while. Stop bein such snootie patooties:)

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Does it really? I wouldn't know. I've given no cause to be neg rep bombed before.


Don't criticize "Queen of the Supermarket" if you know what's good for you.


(I'm kidding, by the way.)

Demonpenz
07-10-2009, 05:05 PM
you know who is a comedic genious? That fax guy

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Don't criticize "Queen of the Supermarket" if you know what's good for you.

What is that? Did Bruno go grocery shopping?

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 05:26 PM
you know who is a comedic genious? That fax guy

I have all of his stuff on DVD. Or at least on my computer.

DaneMcCloud
07-10-2009, 05:29 PM
Haven't seen the movie yet and likely won't until comes to DVD. I think SBC is a comic genius but unless you watch "Da Ali G Show" and/or Borat, you probably won't get him in passing.

I hadn't heard about the penis thing but it's becoming very common for actors to wear prosthetic penises in main stream films. Not only did Wahlberg wear one in "Boogie Nights" but Senn Penn and James Franco wore them in "Milk". It wouldn't surprise me at all if SBC wore one in "Bruno".

One a side note, I found out about three weeks ago from another neighbor that one of SBC's British co-writers lives a block away. I walk by his home 4-6 times a week when I walk my labs and next time I see him, I'll ask about the weiner thing.
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Rain Man
07-10-2009, 05:33 PM
What is that? Did Bruno go grocery shopping?


It's a song of love at first sight and an unrequited longing from someone without the courage to pursue his heart. It's why Bruce Springsteen edges out Mozart for best songwriter of all time.

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The Bad Guy
07-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Haven't seen the movie yet and likely won't until comes to DVD. I think SBC is a comic genius but unless you watch "Da Ali G Show" and/or Borat, you probably won't get him in passing.

I hadn't heard about the penis thing but it's becoming very common for actors to wear prosthetic penises in main stream films. Not only did Wahlberg wear one in "Boogie Nights" but Senn Penn and James Franco wore them in "Milk". It wouldn't surprise me at all if SBC wore one in "Bruno".

One a side note, I found out about three weeks ago from another neighbor that one of SBC's British co-writers lives a block away. I walk by his home 4-6 times a week when I walk my labs and next time I see him, I'll ask about the weiner thing.
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I don't think there is any chance the dick was fake.

Buck
07-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Haven't seen the movie yet and likely won't until comes to DVD. I think SBC is a comic genius but unless you watch "Da Ali G Show" and/or Borat, you probably won't get him in passing.

I hadn't heard about the penis thing but it's becoming very common for actors to wear prosthetic penises in main stream films. Not only did Wahlberg wear one in "Boogie Nights" but Senn Penn and James Franco wore them in "Milk". It wouldn't surprise me at all if SBC wore one in "Bruno".

One a side note, I found out about three weeks ago from another neighbor that one of SBC's British co-writers lives a block away. I walk by his home 4-6 times a week when I walk my labs and next time I see him, I'll ask about the weiner thing.
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Thats gonna be a weird way to introduce yourself to your neighbor...

Rain Man
07-10-2009, 05:47 PM
I don't think there is any chance the dick was fake.


So Hollywood can re-sink the Titanic, blow up the Death Star, and have hobbits fight orcs, but they can't make a realistic fake penis?

DaneMcCloud
07-10-2009, 05:53 PM
LOL, Buck!

I've seen him many, many times but he's so quiet and unassuming that you'd never guess he's been writing with SBC since the begininng.

I didn't know it until this neighbor (who's a video editor at ABC/ESPN) said "Hey, you know X has a movie coming out next week, Borat or Baron something"
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KCtotheSB
07-10-2009, 05:54 PM
Going to see it tonight with the wife. It's good for a cheap laugh, but I can completely see why people would want to avoid it with the homosexual aspects of it.

LaChapelle
07-10-2009, 06:21 PM
Sounds like SBC is the mime in the Trojan commercial. Bull penis.

Baby Lee
07-10-2009, 06:38 PM
My main criticism is that Ali G Show was a superior format, Ali to Borat to Bruno to Ali with someone else. No more than 5 minutes per bit, mixed it up, and over in 1/2 hour. 90 minutes of one character takes some of the shine off.
The Bruno clip with the wrestlers on spring break was amazingly funny, the previews for the movie didn't even make me crack a smile and the 'I call him OJ' and 'I traded him for an Ipod' bits with the baby seemed primed to be real clunkers.

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Dane, I've liked SBC for years but after today have an even larger appreciation of him. If you do anything to ruin it then I will hunt you down...

Do not ruin it. :)
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Delano
07-10-2009, 07:08 PM
Was the old lady in The Hangover sucking a fake dick or was that Zach's real penis?

L.A. Chieffan
07-10-2009, 07:12 PM
who is bruno? id kick his ass he come round me

memyselfI
07-10-2009, 09:24 PM
who is bruno? id kick his ass he come round me

I'm sure he's worried sick. ROFL

arrowheadnation
07-10-2009, 11:30 PM
My cheeks hurt from laughing. I laughed so hard, I cried at least 3 times.

mikey23545
07-11-2009, 12:37 AM
Saw it today. It's hysterical but not for everyone. Actually, probably not for most people. Of course it's about a gay character so you know there will be plenty of gay sex. But there is a good deal of male frontal nudity so if that is going to make you squeamish...

wait till the video comes out. I thought it was funnier than Borat. I happen to think SBC is a genius and his characters are brilliant. But if you don't like him or don't know much about him then proceed with caution.

You have been warned.

Oh, I do have one issue with the movie. He shows Phelp's clan for a scene and I wish people would just stop giving them the time of day. That they are in a big movie must thrill them to no end.

Oh, and if you like Ron Paul you will not be amused...

I'm sure you loved it...

A gay-sex movie with lots of fagmeat on display...sounds like a Gannon fan's dream, alright...

Count Alex's Losses
07-11-2009, 12:58 AM
Mikey...since 2000!

Buck
07-11-2009, 12:58 AM
That was definitely a stunt cock.

I could see the pixels.

KCChiefsMan
07-11-2009, 01:02 AM
I cannot wait to see this! I agree, SBC is a comic genious. The things he comes up with on the fly, nobody has ever done it better and doing it in character...he's brilliant.

Reaper16
07-11-2009, 02:58 AM
@DwightHoward (http://twitter.com/DwightHoward) Jus saw Bruno. Wow umm yea not a good look. Borate better.about 5 hours ago (http://twitter.com/DwightHoward/status/2578489948) from Twittelator (http://www.stone.com/Twittelator) [sic]

Groves
07-11-2009, 09:48 AM
The trailers for this idiot's movies alone are enough to make me want to stab him in the face. Ugh. I'd sooner sleep with my ex-wife than watch either one of them.

Is your middle name Burt?

unothadeal
07-11-2009, 09:49 AM
Looks kinda gay.

keg in kc
07-11-2009, 10:03 AM
Seeing it in 40 minutes. Then I'm watching Moon.

There's a joke in there somewhere.

gblowfish
07-11-2009, 10:32 AM
There was a review in the KC Star yesterday about this movie. One scene was shot at the Phillips House in downtown KC (the gerbil scene) and the gay wrestling scene was shot in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, where the people there thought it was "legit" WWF wrestling. Here's the KC Star Review, then the article this AM about gays being pissed:

http://www.kansascity.com/892/story/1313793.html
‘Bruno’ review: Laugh. Wince. Repeat. | 2 ½ stars
ROBERT W. BUTLER BBUTLER@KCSTAR.COM

“Bruno” contains moments of explosive, outrageous, I-can’t-believe-what-I’m-seeing hilarity.

At the same time, the second feature (after “Borat”) from satiric agent provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen points out the limits of his guerrilla comedy style.

Drawback No. 1: Because so much of his films are improvised, it’s impossible to create a satisfying story. A Baron Cohen film is, at best, a series of lunatic sketches on a common theme.

Drawback No. 2: His humor goes way beyond irony into contempt, both for the unsuspecting noncombatants who are Baron Cohen’s comic foils and for the characters he plays.

Bruno, a flamboyant gay Austrian who worships fashion, is as smooth and slinky as Borat was hairy and thick. Like all of Baron Cohen’s characters, he is an ignoramus, bursting with self-importance even as he is incapable of self-reflection.

We’re not expected to like Bruno and Borat, who are as shallow as an inbred gene pool; rather, we’re supposed to see past their idiocy to admire the savage humor and acting chops of their creator.

And I don’t mean God.

“Bruno” begins with our man destroying a Milan fashion show by careening about in a suit made of Velcro — picking up clothing and curtains like a human magnet. He subsequently loses his cable TV show in Vienna.

Like countless other mad egotists, Bruno declares he’s going to Hollywood to become a famous celebrity, “the biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler.”

Some of this stuff is screamingly funny; lots of it just falls flat.

He signs with an L.A. agent, gets a job as an extra on NBC’s “The Medium” (he’s thrown off the set for upstaging one of the stars) and does a pilot for his own celebrity interview show. Bruno’s first subject is “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul; when it turns out their filming location has no furniture, Bruno asks Abdul to sit on a Mexican gardener recruited to pose on his hands and knees — and she does!

Bruno’s pilot doesn’t fly with a test audience. Perhaps it’s the talking genitalia. (Leave the kids at home.)

Through all this Bruno is accompanied by his flunky Lutz (Gustaf Hammarsten), a pasty dweeb hopelessly in love with the preening, temperamental fashionista.

In an effort to remake himself, Bruno endures religious therapy intended to make him straight, attends a National Guard boot camp and finally becomes a cage fight promoter. That last gig goes up in flames when unsuspecting Arkansas fight fans witness Bruno and Lutz — their love/indifference relationship finally igniting — going down on one another in the ring.

A riot ensues. The two actors just miss being decapitated by a folding metal chair hurled from the bleachers.

Like “Borat,” “Bruno” has a high wince factor. It’s not the homosexual jokes (which are astoundingly rude but not actually vicious) but rather the way Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles exploit their victims.

Sometimes they deserve it. We watch in open-mouthed awe as a clergyman tries to straighten out our man with a string of misogynistic generalizations. And a stage mother whose daughter is up for a part in a Bruno production blithely agrees to put her kid in horrifically dangerous situations.

But you feel sorry for congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, who is lured into a hotel suite to be interviewed by a foreign “journalist” and finds himself confronted with a prancing fellow in a thong. He reacts about the way you’d expect a hetero 72-year-old male would.

Ditto for three good ol’ boys who take Bruno on a hunting trip. They’re amazingly tolerant of this swishy goofball … only after a naked Bruno attempts several times to creep into one of their tents (“a bear ate my clothes …”) does the fellow react in redneck fashion, screaming expletives and shoving the cameraman.

And there are moments that simply must have been staged … like the scene of some National Guardsmen trying to get Bruno to stand at attention and do pushups.

How do Baron Cohen, Charles and their crew persuade people to participate in these humiliations — especially after “Borat” clued us in? Are we really so stupid and/or desperate to be in a movie that we’ll go along with anything? And shouldn’t people already in show biz be more savvy about signing a release form?

One suspects that the story of how “Bruno” got made is considerably more interesting than what’s actually on the screen.

In the meantime, we have this film, which is simultaneously funny, infuriating, daring, cruel and tasteless.

Story from today's USA Today:

GLAAD: 'Bruno' reinforces negative gay stereotypes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said Friday that Bruno, the new film starring Sacha Baron Cohen, reinforces negative stereotypes and "decreases the public's comfort with gay people."

GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios, who saw the film Friday, said that "the movie was a well-intentioned series of sketches — some hit the mark and some hit the gay community pretty hard and reinforce some damaging, hurtful stereotypes."

In a style similar to his popular Borat character, Baron Cohen brings Bruno, a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashionista, into ridiculous situations with unsuspecting everyday people.

Universal Pictures, which released Bruno, sought GLAAD's input on the film and invited staff members to advance screenings, Barrios said.

The organization "shared a number of concerns, and unfortunately, the scenes that we had the biggest concerns about remained in the film," Barrios said.

One such scene shows Bruno in a hot tub with his adopted infant son and two naked men involved in a sex act.

"Scenes like that don't help America understand the hundreds of thousands of gay families who get up every day, do the carpool then rush home to make dinner and be with their children," Barrios said.

Similarly, the movie's mock marriage scene "doesn't help Americans understand the lives of gay couples who are denied the rights and protections of marriage in 43 states," he said.

Universal Pictures maintains that Bruno is a satire that "uses provocative comedy to powerfully shed light on the absurdity of many kinds of intolerance and ignorance, including homophobia."

"While any work that dares to address relevant cultural sensitivities might be misinterpreted by some or offend others, we believe the overwhelming majority of the audience will understand and appreciate the film's inarguably positive intentions, which we've seen demonstrated whenever we have shown it," the studio said in a statement.

Barrios said that while he believes the filmmakers had good intentions and that some moviegoers will see the satire, "some people in the gay community will be as troubled as GLAAD is that the movie doesn't decrease homophobia, but decreases the public's comfort with gay people."

Here's the trailer:

http://www.brunoredhot.com/

gblowfish
07-11-2009, 10:36 AM
Story from the Ft. Smith, Ark paper:
http://tinyurl.com/lsxzr3

Beware, ‘Bruno’ Stars Fort Smith
Thursday, July 9, 2009

The essence of Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy lies in its daring. This crazy British guy will do just about anything.

His genius comes from the fact that he manages to lure Americans — culturally conservative ones, usually — into satirizing themselves by exposing their biases and phobias and hang-ups.

He’s not really accomplishing much other than to make some people mad and other people laugh, and himself a boatload of money.

It is important to say that his films are not for everyone. I touted his “Borat” to some people last year. I thought they’d watch it alone and perhaps get it. But oh, no. They gathered folks from the neighborhood.

They still haven’t forgiven me. I think it was the scene with the hairy fat naked guy that spoiled the evening as well as permanent interpersonal relations.

As “Borat,” Cohen managed, for example, to concoct a situation in which conservative Alabamians effectively revealed that they didn’t so much object to his bringing his own excrement to their formal dining table as that he later tried to bring an African-American woman to that table.

You had to be there, I guess.

That’s what he does, you see. He goes around the country portraying an odd, extreme foreign character and getting himself recorded on video interacting with people who don’t know, at least for a while, that it’s a put-on. Then he releases it all as a movie.

Some viewers guffaw. Some wince. Some turn away. Some walk out. Some engage in internal warfare among those options.

People sue Cohen sometimes, or a lot, which he treats as overhead.

All of that is to say that “Bruno,” his latest film character and movie of the same name, said to be somehow more raw and edgy and daring than “Borat,” opens Friday in theaters everywhere, including, I see, in one of my favorite towns, Fort Smith.

It happens that the closing scene stars Fort Smith.

Perhaps you heard about what happened there last summer about this time.

Placards went up announcing an evening’s entertainment featuring dollar beer and caged fighting at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Hundreds of old boys lined up for those enjoyments. They perfunctorily signed waivers upon entry allowing themselves to be photographed for a documentary.

So the audience got quite looped on the beer and then the caged bouts began. Then came the evening’s final event.

“Bruno,” a gay Austrian fashion designer, stepped into the cage and challenged a fellow to a fight. Right there in front of hundreds of drunken ruffians, the fight inevitably turned to mutual attraction and near-lovemaking, to homoerotica, between Bruno and his combatant-turned-lover.

They say the audience reaction was ugly and violent and frightful, not to mention predictable, which, of course, was Cohen’s idea. He needed police help making a

safe departure.

Cohen had staged a similar event a few nights before in Texarkana, but Fort Smith earned more screen time on account of more impressively thrown plastic beer cups and chairs.

Why did he pick two border towns, one Arkansas-Oklahoma and the other Arkansas-Texas? I suspect it was because he didn’t want to chance his investment on a restrained and tepid response.

Am I recommending you go see this film? Heavens no. I’ve learned my lesson.

I’m telling you about it merely for journalistic purposes. It’s not every day Fort Smithians star on the worldwide silver screen.

Anyway, if you went only for the Fort Smith scene, I suspect you’d walk out long before that, maybe when Bruno trades an iPod for an African child, names the lad O.J. and takes him on the American talk show circuit.

John Brummett is a columnist and reporter for Stephens Media’s Arkansas News Bureau in Little Rock. E-mail: jbrummett@arkansasnews.com

patteeu
07-11-2009, 11:57 AM
I bet he's retiring those characters, and he'll create an entirely new character who has an accent and says inappropriate stuff.

Yeah, I've liked most of the limited Ali G I've heard (I've never actually seen it), and I liked Borat well enough, but I'm with you on the SBC = different versions of the same character thing.

L.A. Chieffan
07-11-2009, 12:05 PM
Story from the Ft. Smith, Ark paper:
http://tinyurl.com/lsxzr3

Beware, ‘Bruno’ Stars Fort Smith
Thursday, July 9, 2009

The essence of Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy lies in its daring. This crazy British guy will do just about anything.

His genius comes from the fact that he manages to lure Americans — culturally conservative ones, usually — into satirizing themselves by exposing their biases and phobias and hang-ups.

He’s not really accomplishing much other than to make some people mad and other people laugh, and himself a boatload of money.

It is important to say that his films are not for everyone. I touted his “Borat” to some people last year. I thought they’d watch it alone and perhaps get it. But oh, no. They gathered folks from the neighborhood.

They still haven’t forgiven me. I think it was the scene with the hairy fat naked guy that spoiled the evening as well as permanent interpersonal relations.

As “Borat,” Cohen managed, for example, to concoct a situation in which conservative Alabamians effectively revealed that they didn’t so much object to his bringing his own excrement to their formal dining table as that he later tried to bring an African-American woman to that table.

You had to be there, I guess.

That’s what he does, you see. He goes around the country portraying an odd, extreme foreign character and getting himself recorded on video interacting with people who don’t know, at least for a while, that it’s a put-on. Then he releases it all as a movie.

Some viewers guffaw. Some wince. Some turn away. Some walk out. Some engage in internal warfare among those options.

People sue Cohen sometimes, or a lot, which he treats as overhead.

All of that is to say that “Bruno,” his latest film character and movie of the same name, said to be somehow more raw and edgy and daring than “Borat,” opens Friday in theaters everywhere, including, I see, in one of my favorite towns, Fort Smith.

It happens that the closing scene stars Fort Smith.

Perhaps you heard about what happened there last summer about this time.

Placards went up announcing an evening’s entertainment featuring dollar beer and caged fighting at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Hundreds of old boys lined up for those enjoyments. They perfunctorily signed waivers upon entry allowing themselves to be photographed for a documentary.

So the audience got quite looped on the beer and then the caged bouts began. Then came the evening’s final event.

“Bruno,” a gay Austrian fashion designer, stepped into the cage and challenged a fellow to a fight. Right there in front of hundreds of drunken ruffians, the fight inevitably turned to mutual attraction and near-lovemaking, to homoerotica, between Bruno and his combatant-turned-lover.

They say the audience reaction was ugly and violent and frightful, not to mention predictable, which, of course, was Cohen’s idea. He needed police help making a

safe departure.

Cohen had staged a similar event a few nights before in Texarkana, but Fort Smith earned more screen time on account of more impressively thrown plastic beer cups and chairs.

Why did he pick two border towns, one Arkansas-Oklahoma and the other Arkansas-Texas? I suspect it was because he didn’t want to chance his investment on a restrained and tepid response.

Am I recommending you go see this film? Heavens no. I’ve learned my lesson.

I’m telling you about it merely for journalistic purposes. It’s not every day Fort Smithians star on the worldwide silver screen.

Anyway, if you went only for the Fort Smith scene, I suspect you’d walk out long before that, maybe when Bruno trades an iPod for an African child, names the lad O.J. and takes him on the American talk show circuit.

John Brummett is a columnist and reporter for Stephens Media’s Arkansas News Bureau in Little Rock. E-mail: jbrummett@arkansasnews.com

haha, im laughing at the description of that last scene. this bruno seems like an good ol' boy to me!

memyselfI
07-11-2009, 12:45 PM
One of the best scenes in the movie has nothing to do with him being gay but rather when he's being a casting agent for a TV show. I wonder what the parents in the movie will think about their performances. :shake:

keg in kc
07-11-2009, 02:30 PM
Just saw it and I think my only reaction was that I was bored for most of it. There were some funny scenes (Ron Paul may have been my favorite), but most of it just missed with me. And it seemed a lot more staged than Borat, felt like they were trying too hard.

Probably not a popular opinion to have, but what can I say.

Baby Lee
07-11-2009, 03:22 PM
Just saw it and I think my only reaction was that I was bored for most of it. There were some funny scenes (Ron Paul may have been my favorite), but most of it just missed with me. And it seemed a lot more staged than Borat, felt like they were trying too hard.

Probably not a popular opinion to have, but what can I say.

I reacted that way to Borat more than most, and the previews predicted the same for Bruno, to me. Big difference I suspect is that I saw Borat in my own home, AND I had all the episodes of Da Ali G Show memorized already.

memyselfI
07-11-2009, 04:17 PM
Just saw it and I think my only reaction was that I was bored for most of it. There were some funny scenes (Ron Paul may have been my favorite), but most of it just missed with me. And it seemed a lot more staged than Borat, felt like they were trying too hard.

Probably not a popular opinion to have, but what can I say.

I have heard this from some people who've seen it and liked Borat better. I happen to like the character of Bruno better so it was already going to be a hit with me. Same with Ali G. Borat is my least favorite character but I did love the movie.

I so wish that SBC could remake DAG but he's too well known now. I think it would have been hilarious assuming he survived humiliating those in the hood. Would have been ironic that he survived insulting Jews in Israel and a terrorist in the West Bank but ended up being stopped in LA.

Ebolapox
07-11-2009, 06:55 PM
just got done seeing it. some hilarious parts, some meh parts, some 'what the fuck were you thinking' parts.

overall, good stuff, mostly worth the matinee price of a ticket. I don't buy popcorn, though, so can't say whether it was worth it or not (likely not, though).

Raised On Riots
07-11-2009, 10:26 PM
"That's not how you salute"!

LMAO

memyselfI
07-11-2009, 11:55 PM
My BFF, who is also a huge SBC fan, just dragged me off to see it again. She figured none of her other friends would be willing to go. She agreed with me that this was better than Borat. We are way out of the target demographic. :spock: ROFL

Fish
07-12-2009, 02:03 AM
Definitely more crude than Borat, but I don't know if it was better. This one felt more forced.

I've avoiding this like the plague. I thought Borat was terrible.

Raised On Riots
07-12-2009, 02:06 AM
I've avoiding this like the plague. I thought Borat was terrible.


You go make hand party and feel better.:D

J Diddy
07-12-2009, 02:09 AM
I've avoiding this like the plague. I thought Borat was terrible.


I couldn't get into it. Just not my type of humor.

Mecca
07-12-2009, 02:23 AM
My sister went to see it and told me people got up and left because they were offended.

Fish
07-12-2009, 02:26 AM
Not really offended so much as just amazed that it's considered funny.

unlurking
07-12-2009, 03:10 AM
Absolutely loved da Ali G "show". The movie offered a few chuckles.

Borat was tears in the eyes funny, as well as holy fucking shit they're sicko/crazy at other times.

I think Bruno will be a Netflix selection for me.

EyePod
07-12-2009, 09:06 AM
Not as good as Borat.

Ebolapox
07-12-2009, 10:18 AM
I'd agree... borat was better. it was much more out of left field. almost all of bruno's jokes felt like variations on those used in borat.

memyselfI
07-12-2009, 12:07 PM
I'd agree... borat was better. it was much more out of left field. almost all of bruno's jokes felt like variations on those used in borat.

Well, they were both based on foreigners coming to America thus some of the story lines and jokes would repeat because both men would see the same things from a different perspective. I think that is the point...

memyselfI
07-12-2009, 12:12 PM
My sister went to see it and told me people got up and left because they were offended.

A few people left during the two showings I've seen as well. I think a heterosexual guy who wrote on a blog critiquing the movie got it right. We've seen DECADES of tits and bush and now we don't bat an eye. But to see a man naked or homosexual scenes, even if they are outrageously satirical and nonsensical, just makes some uncomfortable.

Again, SBC did what he set out to do...

Saulbadguy
07-12-2009, 08:19 PM
I liked this better than Borat - there was much more subtle humor to it, for instance, referring to his asshole as different names through the movie, from "Arsenholer" to "Auschwitz" was flat out hilarious.

To me, Borat was mainly repetition from what i've seen on Da Ali G show, but Bruno seemed like new material.

Swazey
07-12-2009, 09:01 PM
Not really offended so much as just amazed that it's considered funny.

I'm genuinely interested in what movies you find funny...

Deberg_1990
07-12-2009, 09:11 PM
My sister went to see it and told me people got up and left because they were offended.

heh....Im always curious by things like this. What kind of person would have gone into a movie like this blind??

I once witnessed a woman bring a group of 8-10 year old kids to a "Jason Vs. Freddy" screening. They got up and walked out 20 minutes in. WTF?????????????? How could she not know the subject matter???

Raised On Riots
07-12-2009, 09:21 PM
heh....Im always curious by things like this. What kind of person would have gone into a movie like this blind??

I once witnessed a woman bring a group of 8-10 year old kids to a "Jason Vs. Freddy" screening. They got up and walked out 20 minutes in. WTF?????????????? How could she not know the subject matter???

Probably people who see certain groups getting played in the commercial and don't count on their OWN prides and prejudices getting jacked.

memyselfI
07-13-2009, 02:03 PM
Apparently his terrorist isn't amused. :spock:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/13/ayman-abu-aita-brunos-ter_n_230443.html

Otter
07-13-2009, 03:51 PM
If shoving gay sexuality in someones face makes me a homophobe...I'm a homophobe. I have no problem with that label considering the forced nature.

With that out of the way I did take the time to seek out and watch the Ron Paul clip and I have no idea why anyone would think it showed him in a negative light.

How was he supposed to act?

Frazod
07-13-2009, 04:12 PM
If shoving gay sexuality in someones face makes me a homophobe...I'm a homophobe. I have no problem with that label considering the forced nature.

With that out of the way I did take the time to seek out and watch the Ron Paul clip and I have no idea why anyone would think it showed him in a negative light.

How was he supposed to act?

Bingo.

As long as it goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults, sexual preferences aren't my business.

But if some Bruno-ish fruit loop shows up on my doorstep with a camera crew, he's getting the garden hose turned on him, and I don't give a shit what anybody thinks about it.

The Rick
07-13-2009, 04:16 PM
So, given the gay theme, would this be a movie to see with a group of males if you aren't sure about whether any of the males are homophobes?

Note that this same group of guys to see Borat and we all thought it was hilarious...

Bob Dole
07-13-2009, 04:20 PM
Apparently his terrorist isn't amused. :spock:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/13/ayman-abu-aita-brunos-ter_n_230443.html

Neither were the drunken rednecks at the Texarkana Four States Fairground where they first tried to film the final scene. :)

CoMoChief
07-13-2009, 04:26 PM
I think faqqots are hilarious, probably the funnest group of people to give shit to.

Deberg_1990
07-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Bingo.

As long as it goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults, sexual preferences aren't my business.

But if some Bruno-ish fruit loop shows up on my doorstep with a camera crew, he's getting the garden hose turned on him, and I don't give a shit what anybody thinks about it.

As far as im concerned, Cohen and Michael Moore are pretty much on the same level.

They both corner people and use clever editing to twist the truth.

Frazod
07-13-2009, 04:34 PM
As far as im concerned, Cohen and Michael Moore are pretty much on the same level.

They both corner people and use clever editing to twist the truth.

True enough.

Basically, I don't want anybody coming to my house fucking with me. I don't go to the homes of total strangers and fuck with them. It's a fairly simple concept.

memyselfI
07-13-2009, 05:03 PM
Neither were the drunken rednecks at the Texarkana Four States Fairground where they first tried to film the final scene. :)

I bet they weren't. They were exposed as raving lunatic redneck voyeurs vs. doing what most civilized people do when they are offended....leave.

The fact that they stayed of their own free will spoke volumes about them vs. what the two men were doing in the cage.

Otter
07-13-2009, 07:14 PM
Bingo.

As long as it goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults, sexual preferences aren't my business.

But if some Bruno-ish fruit loop shows up on my doorstep with a camera crew, he's getting the garden hose turned on him, and I don't give a shit what anybody thinks about it.

Ok, just one more observation after watching another clip: this guys just being a cock smooch. When he tried to get in that tent buck naked with hunters....

That's not homophobia or intolerance. That's a flaming ****ing dude with his cock hanging out 5 feet away from your sleeping bag.

His head would be punted like a football.

Sorry, that's not intolerance by any stretch of the imagination. I'd like to see Artie Lang climbing in there with Meme with his junk hanging out and see her reaction because that's pretty much how gross it is.

memyselfI
07-13-2009, 07:34 PM
Ok, just one more observation after watching another clip: this guys just being a cock smooch. When he tried to get in that tent buck naked with hunters....

That's not homophobia or intolerance. That's a flaming ****ing dude with his cock hanging out 5 feet away from your sleeping bag.

His head would be punted like a football.

Sorry, that's not intolerance by any stretch of the imagination. I'd like to see Artie Lang climbing in there with Meme with his junk hanging out and see her reaction because that's pretty much how gross it is.


Actually, I think the scene you mentioned and the one with Ron Paul were the weakest of the movie. I thought the hunters exhibited extreme patience with someone who was clearly not one of them. I'm not sure how much the backstory is shown in the clip but Bruno was there in order to do hetero sexual male stuff while he was attempting a 'conversion' and that is the reason it's funny because he stuck out like sore thumb. Not because the hunters were necessarily homophobes. I thought they were being very patient.

Same with Ron Paul. He was very patient and him using the word 'queer' should not be held against him. He was hit on, for God's sake.

Bob Dole
07-13-2009, 09:33 PM
I bet they weren't. They were exposed as raving lunatic redneck voyeurs vs. doing what most civilized people do when they are offended....leave.

The fact that they stayed of their own free will spoke volumes about them vs. what the two men were doing in the cage.

It probably didn't help that they fed them nearly free beer for 4 hours leading up to the final display...

Raised On Riots
07-14-2009, 10:16 AM
It probably didn't help that they fed them nearly free beer for 4 hours leading up to the final display...

"Don't Feed The Hillbillies"?


"Sir, step away from the hillbilly"!
"The hillbilly is in a protected environment, sir"!
"Sir, do not"!
"SECURITY"! "SECURITY"!ROFL

Bob Dole
07-14-2009, 10:24 AM
"Don't Feed The Hillbillies"?


"Sir, step away from the hillbilly"!
"The hillbilly is in a protected environment, sir"!
"Sir, do not"!
"SECURITY"! "SECURITY"!ROFL

There aren't really very many hills around here... It's pretty much just redneck.

Raised On Riots
07-14-2009, 10:29 AM
There aren't really very many hills around here... It's pretty much just redneck.

Flatbillies?

Chiefnj2
07-15-2009, 08:49 PM
Saw the movie, and I'm a little disappointed. Not as good as Borat. More shock value humor than actual funny humor. That only goes so far.

Pants
07-15-2009, 09:39 PM
Meh, not nearly as funny nor as clever as his Bruno character in Da Ali G Show, which is pure comedic genius. He did a much better job with "Borat", in a sense that the character was almost as funny in the movie version as he was in the show version. My main beef with "Borat" and "Bruno" was that they felt way too overdone and almost forced as opposed to the show, where SBC was subtle enough to be outrageously funny. Also, he already made a Da Ali G movie, and it was an actual film with a screenplay and actors. "In Da House" was borderline funny and, probably, only to the hardcore fans (like me).

Also, if you don't think editing is involved in these movies or even his show, go buy the Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs and go through the extras. He goes over the process of making the show.

memyselfI
07-16-2009, 07:12 AM
Meh, not nearly as funny nor as clever as his Bruno character in Da Ali G Show, which is pure comedic genius. He did a much better job with "Borat", in a sense that the character was almost as funny in the movie version as he was in the show version. My main beef with "Borat" and "Bruno" was that they felt way too overdone and almost forced as opposed to the show, where SBC was subtle enough to be outrageously funny. Also, he already made a Da Ali G movie, and it was an actual film with a screenplay and actors. "In Da House" was borderline funny and, probably, only to the hardcore fans (like me).

Also, if you don't think editing is involved in these movies or even his show, go buy the Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs and go through the extras. He goes over the process of making the show.

I loved Borat but I didn't think it was as funny or clever as Bruno. Perhaps it's because I've lived with a foreigner for 25 years but it seemed more mundane than Bruno. Not that my experience with him resembles Borat's but I think the foreigner aspect was not as foreign to me as it may have been to other people therefore the uniqueness wasn't there for me as it was for others.

I think Bruno was a farther reaching story. SBC scorches MANY different types of people in this film. I tend to think where he lost some people, ESPECIALLY men, was the amount and proximity of male nudity and the amount of male sex. Face it, male sex, nor their genitalia, have been featured so prominently on screen in a mainstream film as it is in this movie. This is a barrier being broken. Like it or not, SBC is putting in our face something that has been in our face for DECADES when it come to women and heterosexual sex.

This is making some people very uncomfortable and 'shocked' but I think that is by design. Perhaps even forcing men to sit through situations that women have had to endure for years. Therefore, I don't think it's an accident that younger men and females have responded to this movie more favorably than men older than 30.

I've loved his trilogy of films but I like the Bruno and Ali G characters better than Borat and as such I've liked their movies more as well.

Baby Lee
07-17-2009, 08:04 AM
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Otter
07-17-2009, 09:00 AM
I watched it from a torrent the other night because it was getting so much feedback. There were exactly three parts I laughed throughout almost a 2 hour film:

1. When he went to "kiss" the spirit of some guy goodbye at the psychics - I can't believe he made it through that with a straight face

2. The Jerry Springer Parody with OJ

3. When he went speeding off on the scooter with OJ sitting in the front and almost got wiped out by the incoming car

Just too staged in many areas (no way they really did the OJ/scooter stunt mentioned above) and the one trick pony of gay man forcing his sexuality on the world got old quick.

I'd be more embarrassed if I was gay than being caught in one of his skits by this movie.

I did however like the way he portrayed those two PR consultants who couldn't pronounce "Dafur" and the parents trying to get their kids in film.

But as mentioned above, were those two skits setup or were they actually real people? It takes away from not knowing. At least with "Jackass" you knew where you stood as an audience member.

I'd rate it 4/10 but as mentioned not by bag of chips. I rated "Jackass" a 5/10 if I remember correctly.

Chiefnj2
07-17-2009, 09:50 AM
I watched it from a torrent the other night because it was getting so much feedback. There were exactly three parts I laughed throughout almost a 2 hour film:
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You didn't laugh when he was chained up with his assistant in the hotel room and asked management to remove the remote from his buttocks because he was one fart away from ordering Mr. Magoriums Wonderful Emporium? Paula Abdul sitting on day laborer furniture? Conversations with the religious homosexual converter?

memyselfI
07-18-2009, 01:01 AM
I watched it from a torrent the other night because it was getting so much feedback. There were exactly three parts I laughed throughout almost a 2 hour film:

1. When he went to "kiss" the spirit of some guy goodbye at the psychics - I can't believe he made it through that with a straight face

2. The Jerry Springer Parody with OJ

3. When he went speeding off on the scooter with OJ sitting in the front and almost got wiped out by the incoming car

Just too staged in many areas (no way they really did the OJ/scooter stunt mentioned above) and the one trick pony of gay man forcing his sexuality on the world got old quick.

I'd be more embarrassed if I was gay than being caught in one of his skits by this movie.

I did however like the way he portrayed those two PR consultants who couldn't pronounce "Dafur" and the parents trying to get their kids in film.

But as mentioned above, were those two skits setup or were they actually real people? It takes away from not knowing. At least with "Jackass" you knew where you stood as an audience member.

I'd rate it 4/10 but as mentioned not by bag of chips. I rated "Jackass" a 5/10 if I remember correctly.

The torrent is actually a pretty good copy but it loses some of it's intensity on a smaller screen and I don't mean only the infamous swinging, twirling or talking... It's not everyone's cup of tea, for sure. But if you love SBC and read some of the production notes on how some of the scenes transpired then you will realize that the guy is not only a brilliant comic but actor as well. The scene with the psychic is a case in point. That scene could not have been rehearsed if it were not staged.

The fashion runway scene was actually real life. He was arrested after that scene and spent some time in custody until his passport could be summoned. The cagefight scene was also another scene which almost got out of hand and where the two actors had to perform with things being hurled at them.

Yeah, it's outrageous and over the top and some might not find it funny but to not give him the credit due for the risk he took in some of those situations is really not fair. The production notes are fascinating reading if anyone is interested.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Incredible-War-Stories-From-The-Making-Of-Bruno-13759.html

memyselfI
07-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Yikes, looks like Sacha might have gambled one too many times. I hope they aren't serious but it was rather ballsy for him to go there especially since he's a Jew and the movie was about a gay man. I know he's not been heard of much in the last week and I didn't think it's because his movie didn't do as well as hoped.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07252009/news/nationalnews/a_jihad_on_bruno_181335.htm

ast updated: 2:47 am
July 25, 2009
Posted: 2:40 am
July 25, 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen has stepped up his security after being threatened by a terrorist organization that is angered at its portrayal in the film "Bruno."

The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a coalition of Palestinian militias in the West Bank, said it was "very upset" that it was featured in the movie, starring Baron Cohen's homosexual fashionista alter ego.

Baron Cohen's Austrian character ridicules the terrorist group when he attempts to get himself kidnapped during a meeting with Ayman Abu Aita, who is identified in the film as the leader of the Martyrs' Brigades.

The British comic is taking the threat seriously and has improved secu rity arrangements for himself and his family in preparation for violent reprisals.

The Martyrs' Bri gades has issued a statement to a Jerusalem-based journalist including a veiled threat against Baron Cohen, 37.

"We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man," it said. "The movie was part of a conspiracy against the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades."

The group condemned the use of the interview.

"According to what we checked, there was no meeting about the real context of the film," the statement said. "This was a dirty use of our brother, Ayman, and we don't accept that the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades is part of the film."

The group is responsible for dozens of suicide bombings and shootings, and has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States.

Baron Cohen's Austrian character is shown telling Abu Aita: "I want to be famous. I want the best guys in the business to kidnap me. Al Qaeda is so 2001." Before Abu Aita can respond, Bruno suggests that he remove his moustache, explaining: "Because your King Osama looks like a kind of dirty wizard or homeless Santa."

Abu Aita claims that he was tricked into appearing in the film and has insisted that he is no longer involved in the Martyrs' Brigades. He has threatened to sue Baron Cohen.

"This man, I think he is not a man," Abu Aita said. "He is not saying the truth about me. He lied."

Abu Aita's lawyer, Hatem Abu Ahmad, has said that he is preparing a legal action against Baron Cohen and Universal Studios alleging that the terrorist reference could get his client in trouble with the Israelis and that the gay association could get him killed by Palestinians.

Abu Ahmad said: "This joke is very dangerous. We are not in the United States, we are not in Europe, we are in the Middle East, and the world operates differently here." The Times of London

CoMoChief
07-25-2009, 03:58 PM
Abu Aita claims that he was tricked into appearing in the film and has insisted that he is no longer involved in the Martyrs' Brigades. He has threatened to sue Baron Cohen.

Hahahahahaha getting sued by a terrorist?!?!?!? Wonder how that will end up in court ROFL

memyselfI
07-30-2009, 10:27 PM
I don't think there is any chance the dick was fake.

It wasn't. I heard it from Sacha himself. Via Howard Stern's show but from him none the less. :D