In this followup to Borat (2006), we’re introduced to another character from Sacha Baron Cohen’s Da Ali G Show (2003), the Austrian fashion reporter Brüno who journeys to America in a brave attempt to find superstardom; his cartoonishly absurd in-your-face homosexuality may cause a roadblock or two. Just like in Borat, Cohen and director Larry Charles expose prejudice and old-fashioned stupidity in a series of pranks played on the unwitting (some of them celebrities like Congressman Ron Paul in a memorable scene). Very funny at times, even if it’s simply Borat light.

2009-U.S. 81 min. Color. Directed by Larry Charles. Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen (Brüno), Gustaf Hammarsten (Lutz). 

Trivia: The following celebrities make appearances (whether they like it or not): Bono, Sting, Elton John, Chris Martin, Snoop Dogg, Slash, Paula Abdul, Harrison Ford.


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