Sasha Baron Cohen’s movie, “Bruno” went to places no other movie has gone before, or more accurately, places no other movie ever wanted to go. And now that the light has dimmed on the box office, we are all left wondering, is Cohen the World’s best con man?
When all is said and done, Cohen will have offended, angered, embarrassed, ridiculed and degraded countless people. And now you can add the World’s most prominent men to that list.
Cohen’s run and gun filming technique rarely informs his unwitting cast that the “joke is on them,” so making friends is certainly not on Cohen’s to-do list. But it’s the voluntary participation of, Bono, Sting, Elton John and rocker, Slash, in “Bruno,” that has left many scratching their heads, wondering,” why’d they do it?”
Who duped these musical giants to stoop to this level? Becoming forever attached to Cohen’s cinema buffoonery? I think it is safe to say; the aforementioned musical icons deserve to be forever, thoroughly embarrassed.
Cohen’s previous effort,“Borat,Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” proved a surprise box office smash. Cohen ingeniously took us on a raunchy, controversial ride, while brilliantly finessing us to see through the eyes of a gangly, somewhat naïve television personality from Kazakhstan.
In Cohen’s “Borat,” Actress, Playboy Bunny, Pamela Anderson, was a part of the scripted plot, and at least Anderson was smart enough to “run away” from Borat.
In “Bruno,” Paula Abdul was savvy enough to high tail it out of frame when she learned Cohen was up to no good.
Maybe Sting, Elton and Bono thought, “Bruno” would be another “Borat”, but the results are in, Cohen missed that mark by a Kazakhstan mile.