I first decided I wouldn't comment on Bruno until I figured out a way to discuss it without bringing up Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, Bruno's older, wiser and--let's be honest, here--funnier cousin.
But, I just can't figure out a way to do that. Borat, Ali G and Bruno are as inter-connected and inseparable as Jon & Kate and their eight kids.
Mmm..probably not a good comparison.
Bruno works too hard for the laughs, and the character isn't likable. Borat had an innocence about him that was appealing, and even when he was over the top the audience was in on the satire Cohen was sending up.
But Bruno is simply a re-tread of the Borat story that's been dusted off, shaved clean and fitted with a new accent.
He's crass, ridiculous and absurd. Too bad he's just not very funny.