Bruno aims to offend

By Noel deCordova

Sun Staff Intern

Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest vehicle for offensive comedy, “Brüno,” is among the most absurd movies I’ve seen in recent memory. I’m going to be upfront about this: This film will offend you. This film will visually disturb you.

Finally, this film will not fail to make you laugh.

The premise resides on the thin line between satire and ugly realism. Brüno (played by Cohen) is a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion reporter who travels with his assistant Lutz (played by Gustaf Hammarsten) to America with one goal: To become world famous.

The fact that this movie is at times a sucker punch to any moral values one could think of should come as no surprise. Cohen’s previous film, the hilarious “Borat,” was undoubtedly funny and yet immensely polarizing. In this sense, however, “Brüno” pushes the envelope even further.

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