I happened to catch Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest movie, Bruno, this past weekend and have to say that it was absolutely hilarious. Never before have I seen a crowd get so amped up and into a movie, and in the end, it was vastly superior to Borat.
But through watching both Borat and Bruno, one common theme I sadly noticed was that in each movie Baron Cohen’s character makes a point to reference an Apple product. Seeing as this is an Apple blog, we figure it’s an appropriate time to throw out the possibility that the man behind Borat and Bruno is, gasp!, an Apple fan!
First, in Cohen’s first movie, Borat makes a quip about his next door neighbor and his choice in iPods
“And my neighbor is still (a jerk), I get Pod, he only get iPod Mini. Everybody know it’s for girls!”
And that then brings us to Bruno. During the course of the movie, Bruno adopts a baby from Africa who he proceeds to name O.J. While appearing on a talk show with his kid, Bruno notes that he got the baby in exchange for an iPod. When the crowd gasps in disbelief, or horror, Bruno further tries to explain that said iPod was a special edition U2 iPod with the red clickwheel.
Bruno sure seems to know a lot about iPods!
Then later on in the movie, and in perhaps the nerdiest noticed goof in the history of mankind, Bruno says that he can’t give up his baby because he traded a MacBook Pro for it. Hmmm, maybe Baron Cohen is as much of an Apple nut as we are and didn’t even notice his inconsistent reference from earlier in the movie.