Year of Release: 2008
Rated: Unrated (Theatrical Version: R)
Director: Ben Stiller
Approx. Running Time: 120 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Go deeper into Tropic Thunder with this extended version of the hit film, packed with more action, more comedy, and more madnes than ever before.
When three of Hollywood's biggest stars head into the jungles of Vietnam to shoot a war movie, they have no idea how real things can get. Starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder is the most unexpected and controversial movie of the year.
I really wasn't expecting to like this movie. I HATE Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Tom Cruise. But it actually is an incredibly funny send-up of Hollywood. From the hilarious fake trailers that open the movie, to Robert Downey Jr.'s show-stealing turn as "the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude," to Tom Cruise's (who is nearly unrecognizable in his appliances and makeup) almost as funny performance as the egotisical movie executive, it's completely irreverent and absolutely hilarious.
Rated R (MPAA)
2008 (Year Of Release)