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If Borat was so 2006, does that mean that Brüno is so 2009?

No. Because Brüno is light years ahead. In terms of subject matter, that is. Brüno wanders into taboo that will probably remain taboo for another hundred years.

Brüno follows the same structure as Borat, but the only problem is, Borat's structure was more defined, more solid. Brüno also has an assistant, by the name of Lutz, who does exactly what Azamat Bagatov did for Borat. But Lutz is less funny. Like way less.

Another problem with Brüno is that it is too short. The entire film only clocks in at less than ninety minutes. And that I believe is not enough to tell a decent story. Yes, we may get a lot of gags, but this is still a narrative, ladies and gentlemen, and so must still conform to a narrative structure. Or at least a semblance of it.

Brüno also fails to deliver the same gag quality as the television episodes it was based on. Unlike Borat, which captured the television essence dead-on, Brüno seems to only show us the tip of the iceberg. Some of the funniest Brüno antics, like making people change their opinion with the snap of a finger, were missing from the movie. But his other gags were magnified to laugh-out-loud proportions. Yet still, that wasn't enough to compensate for what the real Brüno fans were waiting for.

And finally, you know you're not gay when you watch Brüno and you still feel sick. Yes it is funny, even stomach-cramping hilarious. But it still is nauseating.

*some info from IMDb
pic from telegraph.co.uk

Brüno. USA. 2009.

Rating: Six and a half out of ten.


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