Tropic Thunder (Unrated Director's Cut)
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Be warned: The movie, too, is committed--to being an equal-opportunity offender. Its political incorrectness extends not only to Lazarus's black-like-me posturing but also Speedman's recent, Sean Pennstyle Oscar bid playing a cognitively challenged farmboy--or, in Lazarus's deathless phrase, "going the full retard." Others in the cast include Steve Coogan as a director out of his depth, Nick Nolte as the Viet-vet novelist whose book inspired the film-within-the-film, Matthew McConaughey as Speedman's sun-blissed agent back home, and Tom Cruise--bald, fat-suited, and profane--as an epically repulsive studio head. Two hours running time is a mite excessive, but otherwise, what's not to like? --Richard T. Jameson
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However, as much as I gotta say the movie rocks, I have to say: BUY THE THEATRICAL CUT INSTEAD. The unrated version slows the movie down a bit, and most of the added stuff doesn't seem to fit in. They changed some funny lines, and even took some out as well. In fact some of the added stuff makes the movie feel a lot longer than it really is, and after awhile the movie seems repetitive, which is one of the few things that killed the movie for me.
So if you're planning on buying the DVD, get the single disc rated version instead... this movie is definitely one of the funniest I've seen, and I definitely look forward to owning it, but really, just get the theatrical. It's MUCH better.
Now - I am no Tom Cruise fan whatsoever, perhaps the opposite - but his two 5-minute appearances together with his antics during the closing credits made me watch it over and over with my sides splitting from laughing so hard :)
The character is rumored to be based on Ben Stiller's agent. If so, I hope I never meet the guy :))
You'll be worn out by the end of this two-hour movie but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The hardest laughs come all too quickly before the film settles down to a slower pace.
The story follows a group of high-maintenance actors on the set of a Vietnam war movie that is spinning out of control and likely to become the all-time box office flop, pushing aside Cutthroat Island, The Adventures of Pluto Nash and Basic Instinct 2.
Ben Stiller has the most screen time but Robert Downey Jr. steals the scenes as an Australian method actor who manages to eclipse Robert De Niro's famed transformation in Raging Bull.
Jack Black (in a nod to Eddie Murphy's The Nutty Professor), Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel round out the rest of the main acting troupe. In smaller roles, Nick Nolte portrays the author of the book, Tropic Thunder, which "got" the movie deal (there's an in-joke).Read more ›
And it's all due to Ben Stiller who literally took every bit of his successes (Zoolander) and failures (Heartbreak Kid) and created this just absolutely pitch perfect comedy. It's been so long since I could say that a movie made me pee my pants with delight. Thank you, Ben Stiller, for the gleeful humiliation. I'm glad I was it at home in front of my Sony BRAVIA KDL-46XBR6 46" LCD TV when it happened. Yep, Mother Nature's not the only one who pissed her pantsuite.
Just one bad thing, Tom Cruise was creepy. Normally, I don't mind him too bad but in this movie, he was creepy and not fun creepy, just creepy. I think Stiller thought it would be fun to have him being so outrageous and yeah, it's fun but it pushed the creepy envelope for me. Tom Cruise is just creepy for me and I just think he's, well, creepy.
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....... I'm not sure how to recommend this one. It is funny as an insider look at the retarded-ness of Hollywood and is full of sick and twisted humour. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Michael J. Maier
Bizarre film. As a total film, not so great, as described by other reviewers. But certain parts, very funny, very satirical, very impressive, make the purchase well worth it for... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Henry D. Friedman
Super silly fun. It's meant to be ironic. If you don't get it, you're over thinking!Published 7 days ago by Avril James
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|Theatrical Release Version on Blu-ray?||
no as it looks there's just this dvd and this one dosnt have the theatrical version so if you want high definition you can only have the directors cut which dissapoints me
Nov 17, 2008 by D. Pacelli | See all 4 posts
When the Booty Juice and Bust a Nut Bar commercial came up, I was watching full blast on my portable DVD player with my 2 year old daughter. Need-less-to-say, I quickly lowered the volume. Halarious stuff.
Dec 7, 2008 by Dubyac99 | See all 3 posts
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It's missing the Simple Jack trailer at the beginning of the film in theaters
Nov 20, 2008 by D. Firenze | See all 7 posts
|Extras on 2-disk version?||
Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Featurettes.
"Blowing Sh** Up"; "The Hot LZ"; "The Cast Of 'Tropic Thunder'": Stiller, Black, Downey Jr. Baruchel, McBride, Jackson, Nolte; Make-Up Test With Tom Cruise With Optional Intro By Ben Stiller And Editor Greg Hayden; Full... Read More
Nov 12, 2012 by A Warm, Close, Personal Friend of Al | See all 2 posts
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