Brüno

2009 R 1h 22m Blu-ray / DVD

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Brüno

2009 R 1h 22m Blu-ray / DVD
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Flamboyantly gay reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests through frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality. Chameleon Sacha Baron Cohen successfully serves up laughs by rubbing people the wrong way.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Gustaf Hammarsten
  • Clifford Bañagale
  • Chibundu Orukwowu
  • Josh Meyers
  • Toby Hoguin
  • Robert Huerta
  • Gilbert Rosales
  • Bono
  • Chris Martin
  • Elton John
  • Slash
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mockumentary from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is even edgier and more sexually explicit than his previous outing, Borat. It's full of intentionally shocking material, including a startling amount of nudity (both male and female full-frontal), as well as actual sex acts (black bars block out genital areas) and lots of discussion about both sex and sexuality. And then there's the strong language (from "f--k" to "p---y"), violence (including a bloody Ultimate Fighting event), drinking, and drug references. Bottom line? Cohen's point is to expose intolerance with his extreme antics, but he does it not by just pushing the envelope, but rather setting it on fire.

Sexual Content

Constant explicit discussion and depiction of sexual acts. Nude buttocks and full-frontal nudity of both genders -- though the male scenes in particular are shown in close-up and at great length. On-screen sexual acts, including depictions of penetrative sexual activity blacked out by on-screen black boxes. Discussions of homosexuality and heterosexuality. One sequence depicts a "swingers' party," including on-screen sex acts with multiple partners. Discussions of venereal diseases.

Violence

An Ultimate Fighting event staged for the film features bloody, brutal blows. There's also scuffling and scrapping, and a naked woman whips a man with her belt. Bruno often runs from angry mobs.

Language

Constant, strong, and inventive crude language, including "f--k," "balls," "s--t," "dick," "vagina," "p---y," "c--k," "ass," "anus," "a--hole," "anal," "piss," "goddamn," "oh my God," and much much more. Also frequent use of epithets including "white trash," "retarded," "faggot," queer," "homo," and more.

Social Behavior

For all of its hot-button content, the movie could theoretically be seen as conveying a message about tolerance, acceptance, and the triumph of love. But it's wrapped in so much controversy and shock-value comedy that it's hard to perceive the signal in the noise.

Consumerism

Apple Computer products are mentioned. Celebrities are frequently named and featured on screen.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Depictions of drinking, sometimes to excess. Smoking. Discussion of drug use, primarily Ecstasy.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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