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Tropic Thunder
Review written on: August 27th, 2008

Tropic Thunder Review

Despite being not that big of a fan of either Ben Stiller, or Jack Black, I decided to give this movie a go anyway. And I’m glad I did. It’s tough to think of what to say about a comedy. The bottom line is; is it funny or not? And Tropic Thunder is extremely funny.

An R rated comedy is a sketchy situation these days, it’s obviously rated R for a reason. And Tropic Thunder definitely deserves its R rating. Some might say that it’s raunchy. Some might say that it’s overly vulgar. Some might say that it’s too over the top. I say that it’s just the right amount. I generally avoid Ben Stiller movies, because aside from Dodgeball, I’m not that big of a fan. I gave Tropic Thunder a shot, based on the word of a buddy of mine, and I now owe him a beer.

Tropic Thunder is one of those movies, when out on DVD, you’ll put in “just because,” and you’ll laugh your ass off every time. Every scene with Tom Cruise is a winner, in my book.

The cameos in the movie are a plenty, as you would expect. We see cameos from Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Bateman, Lance Bass, Alicia Silverstone, Kathy Hilton, Christine Taylor, Tyra Banks, and Maria Menounos. As well as bit parts from Nick Nolte and Bill Hader. Talk about pulling strings and calling up your pals to be in your movie!

Stiller does a great job with directing this R rated vulgar-fest, and his cast delivers when they need to. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion, and had to silence myself as to not disturb those around me. Overall, I really enjoyed the movie, and look forward to the unrated DVD when it eventually gets released. If you’re a comedy fan, and you enjoy any of the main cast, you definitely need to check out this flick.

 

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