Friday, July 17, 2009

It is great excess - Panel movie review of Bruno - National Post

Alison I'm constantly amazed that Sacha Baron Cohen has managed to parlay his subversive, confrontational performance art into a successful mainstream Hollywood career. As a film (and as a character), Bruno is unpleasant and not particularly funny. Some of his stunts are cheap and unenlightening (I could have done without that scene at the swinger's party). But the climactic scene at the UFC fight is an incredible act of political theatre, as he effectively exposes the hypocritical fine line between homophobia and homoeroticism.

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