Main Menu
Random photo


I Give It A Year
Image of two mismatched silver rings on a year calendar

The Hobbit - Review
Ink drawing on parchment of the Lonely Mountain with a compass on the top left.

Hope Springs Review
Photo of a fountain.

More Sunsets
Sunset over the Thames and Canary Wharf. Click to go to Sunsets and Dawns Gallery for new pictures

The Sapphires Review
Photo of a green toy army truck on a boomerange resting on the strings of a guitar.

Review: The Wedding Video
Image of Image of three empty wine glasses on a white table cloth with place fanme with purpe bow, all in pinkish light.

Olympic Torch in Finchley
Danuta Ryland carrying the Olympic Torch through Finchley, London 2012.

Bruno - Fantastische Funkyzeit or OTT und Offensive

Posted by Chartreuse Date 2009/7/21

Providing Writing Editorial and Photographic Services Blog Review of Bruno The Movie

Bruno - Fantastisch Funkyzeit or OTT und Offensive
by Chartreuse 2009/5/21 13:28

Vassup? An LOL movie enjoyed by an Orange Wednesday afternoon crowd characterised no doubt by their sad lack of refinement. Bruno can be called tasteless, over-the-top, crossing the line, out of order and offensive (vassever) or a joyous, romping, hilarious, fall-and-rise tale of love and fame with a happy ending.

Hard to imagine the cleaned-up version with the swingers party, the terrorist interview and the full-frontal nudity, which I understand have been excised, especially as my 18-year-old movie buddy cited Bruno's catering suggestion at the party as a highlight. I would say in its defence against conservative critics that it can be argued that there is nothing offensive in Bruno that should not be offensive: homophobia, intolerance, narrow-mindedness and exploitation.

We found Bruno far more engaging and entertaining than Sacha Baron Cohen's incarnation as Borat (vich voz zooo tu souzand und zikz) and as an outrageous comedy we couldn’t fault it. It kept our attention throughout the run-time and the finishing line was in the right place in the narrative terrain. It'll either be your thing or it won't but if it is you'll enjoy it all the more in the company of a laughing cinema audience.

PS The poster has him standing, teasingly clad, in what appears to be a field of rape (or oil seed plants, if you prefer). For this courageous comment on the fashion industry, if not for a hugely diverting 83 minutes, Bruno deserves at least one thumb up.

Post Comment
Comment Rules*
Comments by registered users are always approved
Message Icon*
url email imgsrc image code quote
bold italic underline linethrough   

Enable Smiley Icons 
Enable XOOPS Codes 
Auto wrap lines 

Feel Better Films
Red petunia in rising sunlight

The Virgin Articles
Image of two small green plants in snow

Red 2 Review
Image of the digit 2 in red on a smokey black background

Django Review
Image of the letter D embossed on tan leather spattered with blood across the lower half

Life of Pi Review
Image of the symbol pi in a circle drawn in white sand on blue water.

Frankenweenie Review
Image of the word 'Frankenweenie' in a horror font in white on a black background.

Great Expectations Review
Image of water next to a muddy gritty shore with the words in white italic script: Great Expectations.

Bells and Kathak
Image of three dancers in red costumes holding a large bunch of white balloons

New Cranes Gallery
Three white cranes on the Shard

Ice Age 4 Review
Chalk drawing of Scrat with a nut.

Review of Brave
Image of Vue cinema internal glass door with red-haired triplet appearing to peep around it, an a poster of Brave in the background showing Merida.