Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, Bruno, has succeeded in getting its age rating lowered in the US, despite initial objections from censors.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) wanted to give the film the restrictive NC-17 rating, banning anyone aged under 17 from watching it.But producers re-edited the movie and resubmitted it, achieving an R rating.Early reviews of the film, based on Baron Cohen’s gay fashion TV reporter character, have largely been positive.
‘I saw Bruno last night. It beyond delivered,’ wrote Hollywood director Ruben Fleischer on his blog.‘After Borat, I thought there was no way he could do it again, but he did it and then some. So good.’
On movie gossip website Joblo, one reviewer wrote: ‘If laughter is good for you, I just burned about 1000 calories.’Like Baron Cohen’s Borat film, Bruno takes the style of a faux documentary, with the comedian putting unsuspecting interviewees through a string of awkward situations.
Those caught out this time are rumoured to include Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ben Affleck.