I was one of the folks who contributed to Bruno‘s $30.4 million box office over the weekend. Have you seen the movie yet? If not, do you plan to do so?
If you do please, don’t make the mistake of bringing your children. A guy in the screening I attended brought his two kids — I’d say around 8 and 10 years old — and had to whisk them away after the first thirty raunchy minutes. I’m not sure what took him so long, as this is an adult film in every sense of the word.
I’m still not sure how I feel about the movie, but I do think that Sacha Baron Cohen is a brave soul. You’ve got to respect him for his commitment to making fun of himself as he makes fun of the rest of us. Is he over the top? Yes. Can he be mean-spirited? Yes. Will some people be terribly offended by Bruno while others laugh their butts off? Yes and yes.
But don’t listen to me. Judge for yourself. Or not.
In the meantime, please voice your choice in today’s featured poll. Who’s your favorite Sacha Baron Cohen character: Ali G, Borat or Bruno?