Sacha Baron Cohen: Borat & Bruno- Offensive or Hilarious?

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    Jul 08, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    IMO SBC is a genius, I love his movies, but if he makes another movie, I'm gonna have to wait till the DVD comes out cuz I laugh so much, I wouldn't be able to control it in public LOL.

    What do you think of his movies?

    What were your favorite scenes?

    Mine were:

    BORAT-

    Borat: [indicates women beside him] In my country, they would go crazy for these two.
    [points to minister's wife]
    Borat: This one... not so much...

    LOL (I didn't actually memorize it haha)

    and

    BRUNO-

    when the focus group is watching his pilot of the TV show he was filming and then the close up of his cock and he says to the producer or something it was his agent's idea hahaha
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 08, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    I think one of the reasons why parts of them are so funny is because they really push the envelope, and it's REAL, the people he's interviewing/tricking aren't reading off scripts, they're using their own words. He's like a magician, getting people to do outrageous things without even knowing it. Like on his TV show where he got a whole building full of people singing, "Throw the Jew down the well, so my country can be free...."

    That being said, though, some of what he does in those movies is in pretty poor taste. This urethra talking to the camera in Brüno? The bottle of champagne in his midget lover's ass? The nude wrestling in Borat? That's not funny, it's gratuitous.
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    Jul 08, 2010 10:19 AM GMT
    Disgusting sense of homour. He needs some serious therapy. And after shoving his ass in Eminem's face, I can't stand the guy. Real rubbish!
  • DCEric

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    Jul 08, 2010 11:56 AM GMT
    Offensive.
  • calibro

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    Jul 08, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    Martin5769 saidDisgusting sense of homour. He needs some serious therapy. And after shoving his ass in Eminem's face, I can't stand the guy. Real rubbish!


    one, it's "humor." two, the eminem thing was planned and he was well aware of the joke.
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    Jul 08, 2010 12:38 PM GMT
    Offensive
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    Jul 08, 2010 12:40 PM GMT
    honestly i think its Hilarious.
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    Jul 08, 2010 12:55 PM GMT
    Is there a third option?

    I turned Bruno off in the middle because I was bored.
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:07 PM GMT
    He is funny. And when he is Sacha Baron Cohen, he is a cutie. I would so do him.
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:09 PM GMT
    Both! His work is hilarious because it's offensive and offensive because it's hilarious.
  • Delivis

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    Jul 08, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    Both. Offensive and Hilarious make for a great combination.
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:20 PM GMT
    Delivis saidBoth. Offensive and Hilarious make for a great combination.


    Well look at you reclining in your boudoir! ;-)
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:20 PM GMT
    I thought "Bruno" had funny moments, but not that many. A lot of it was staged more than they would like to let on. And I think it's two different things to be homophobic and to be annoyed by someone who is trying to seduce you. For example, how were the campers supposed to react when he kept coming to their tent, and finally came naked? If any of us had made our feelings clear that we weren't interested, and the same guy came to us naked, we'd be pissed. That isn't to say that I thought those guys were enlightened either, but they were being harrassed.

    I am not sure that we need for an actor to pretend to be gay and then assume that any behavior whatsoever should be acceptable. I did think it would be more pointed and funny like "Borat," but it lacked the sense of cleverness.
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:23 PM GMT
    Bruno was mostly crude, offensive and stupid, with very rare spots of hilarious. Borat had more funny.
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    Borat was absolutely vile... but somehow hilarious if you appreciate foul humor

    Bruno was just offensive 95% of the time... I didnt like it. I had a good laugh though when he was in Israel, trying to make peace... with Hamas, Hummus.... lol.
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    I didn't watch Borat just wasn't interested enough to watch it on my own.

    When Brüno was released on DVD I watched with a friend. Needless to say my friend got weirded out and wanted to stop the video at the focus group and the penis twirling. We sat watch it through he, said it was extremely gay but found the humor in the swingers sex party scene and the camping scene.

    I found some scenes funny but my jaw hit the floor from all the stunts pulled on the video.
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    Jul 08, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    Predictable. I'm neither offended nor entertained by him. He's just ... there.
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    Jul 08, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    offensive... its not cute...
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    Jul 08, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    MrNomore saidoffensive... its not cute...


    awww it just a movie
  • NashRugger

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    Jul 08, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    I could care less, he isn't funny to me at all.
  • EricLA

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    Jul 08, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    I just saw Bruno a couple of weeks ago. He isn't really my cup of tea. It was like a really long SNL sketch. There were a few times I laughed because of how over the top he gets. On one hand, I appreciate how far he's willing to push boundaries to see how prudes are going to react. I have to give him credit there.
  • abflexman

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    Jul 08, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    I'd say they are both offensive and funny. Borat for me was more tame, as Bruno had moments i cringed at but also moments I couldn't stop laughing at.

    I watched Bruno at a cinema in N Ireland, and half the cinema walked out!

    His original character Ali G was pretty good too.
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    Jul 08, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    Damarco saidI thought "Bruno" had funny moments, but not that many. A lot of it was staged more than they would like to let on. And I think it's two different things to be homophobic and to be annoyed by someone who is trying to seduce you. For example, how were the campers supposed to react when he kept coming to their tent, and finally came naked?


    Hahaha I remember that scene, he said something along the lines of - A bear ate all my clothes and devoured everything except for these condoms" LMAO!!!!

    I'm surprised that a lot of you guys found Bruno offensive, icon_eek.gif When he sat on the Mexicans I was LMFAO and I'm Mexican, but I guess different people find different things offensive/hilarious.

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    Jul 08, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    for me I liked Bruno more than Borat. Thought the movie was just hilarious and I dont really laugh out loud much at the movies but the scene with the psychic and him kissing and doing other things to his Milli Vanilli boyfriend had me in stitches
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    Jul 08, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
    Sacha Baron Cohen is far too crude for my tastes, but apparently many people find him entertaining.