While this is definitely not as good as Borat, it does have its moments. The Dave the Straight Guy cage match, the Ron Paul interview, the parents desperate to get their children cast in movies, the hunting scene ... There are many laugh out loud moments.
But it never quite feels like a coherent movie. Borat felt like it actually had a plot - this one just felt like a really long version of the Bruno segments on Da Ali G Show.
Plus, the comedic buildup just wasn't long enough in most scenes. In Borat, it would just keep getting more and more ridiculous until complete comedy gold. In Bruno, the setup and the payoff often seemed too quick thus making the payoff not as good as it should have been. For example, the whole having celebrities sit on Mexicans acting as chairs was funny but where do you go from there?
Perhaps the filmmakers realized that Americans are willing to give kooky foreigners who say awful things about Jews and blacks more latitude thus allowing more time for comedic set up than they will give to flaming homosexuals?
The big question now though is where does Sacha Baron Cohen go from here?
Directed by Larry Charles
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