Kevin's Review of Bruno
Wow - talk about the Emperor wearing no clothes. It's not hard to come up with ways to shock people. It's hard to do it intelligently and that takes forethought. Being that the "real" reactions cannot be predicted, any societal commentary are lucky reations from which to be edited. It certainly is not writing anymore than "reporters" for "The Daily Show" can take credit for the unpredictable answers that they get from duped guests. All Cohen can do is try to create a set-up that will hopfully invoke the maximum amount of shocked response from his victims. But mainly, Bruno as a character is so dislikable anyway you just have a 'who gives an f' reaction and the film is then about getting into the victims' reactions than Bruno himself. And the people who have been duped are not that interesting either.