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Doug & The Movies: 'Bruno'

Doug & The Movies: 'Bruno'

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Sacha Baron Cohen received a lot of attention when he wandered America as Borat. Now he's back at the box office with another quasi-documentary look at our country. But this time he's Bruno, an Austrian aspiring to reach the heights of fashion celebrity.

"Bruno," the latest movie from Sacha Baron Cohen, is reprehensible. There's nothing like giving it all away in the first line, but in good conscience I couldn't let you wait one more second than necessary if you're actually considering blowing eight bucks on this vile excuse for cinema.

Cohen plays an Austrian fashion designer who falls from grace, but his hunger for international fame drives him to immigrate to America and pursue any route conceivable to attain fame.

We go from scheme to scheme with Cohen's familiar technique of combining staged outrage with genuine ambush and punking.

Those allegedly ensnared include the likes of Ron Paul and Paula Abdul with cameos from Bono, Harrison Ford, Elton John, and Sting.

Sadly, the few genuinely funny moments are buried so deep in obscenity, a shower ought to be included in the ticket price of "Bruno."

I hated this movie. It's 82 minutes of my life I'll never get back. It gets zero stars. It's a total turkey, and how it got a mere R rating, I'll never know.

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