Besides Where The Wild Things Are, the other “But will it be any good?” movie mystery of the upcoming year is Bruno, the newest prank-cum-performance art feature length by foul-mouthed chameleon Sasha Baron Cohen [trailer here]. Despite its popularity, Borat was a divisive comedy, with some decrying its cruelty on unsuspecting victims and others declaring it nothing more than cheap laughs. I, for one, don’t care about the cost of my comedy as long as I’m laughing. A cheap laugh is still a laugh. As far as cruelty, I think America suffers its fools way too gladly, and, besides – in satire, there can be no mercy for the stupid.
And as Bruno’s main beat is the fashion world, we can be rest assured there will be plenty of stupid – along with self-absorption, ego, and all-around lack of self awareness – to puncture. Hopefully, the movie is at least half as funny as the Bruno spots on The Ali G Show. A couple favorites below.
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