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Thursday
Nov202008

Tropic Thunder (Director's Cut)

Actors: Jr. Robert Downey, Nick Nolte, David Pressman, Amy Stiller, Tom Cruise

Directors: Ben Stiller

Language: English

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Number of discs: 2

Rating:

Studio: Dreamworks Video

DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008

Run Time: 120 minutes

Price: $22.99 on Amazon

Reviewed by Christine Fugate

I love Ben Stiller and will watch anything he stars in or directs. (I loved The Cable Guy). I have to say though that this movie made me feel old and out of touch. Hubby and I barely laughed in Tropic Thunder even though it is a complete farce. We find it hard to laugh at missing limbs while our country is in the middle of a war where this is the reality. But listen up, we are in the minority. Obviously, this movie did very well at the box office and in the video store. Moreover, my film students loved it.

This movie would make a perfect gift for someone in their twenties and maybe even thirties. I doubt that anyone in their forties would like it, unless of course, they voted for Sarah Palin and think that wolves should be shot from helicopters. They might think it is funny.

Ben, you let me down. You are obviously hitting that fountain of youth these days because the young ones loved it!

I didn't watch the extras because I gave it to a student in my class.

5 out of 10 binkies.

From Amazon:

Go deeper into Tropic Thunder with this extended version of the hit film, packed with more action, more comedy, and more madness 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.

 

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