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Gentler version of Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' to play in UK for younger teenagers

Bruno is getting a makeover in Great Britain so younger teens can see the movie.

LOS ANGELES - "Bruno" is getting a makeover in Great Britain so younger teens can see the movie.

Universal Pictures UK is releasing an edited version of Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy that will tone down the racy moments so it can earn a 15 certification from the British Board of Film Classification. That would allow those 15 and older to see it.

The version now playing has an adults-only 18 certification that prohibits those younger than 18 from seeing the movie.

The edited version runs one minute, 50 seconds shorter. It opens in British theatres on July 24.

Universal says it decided to offer an edited cut after theatres turned away large numbers of teens younger than 18 who wanted to see "Bruno."

 
 
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