Give me your top 10 favorite comedies!
The movie they think they're making... isn't a movie anymore.
Vietnam veteran "Four Leaf" Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes. Unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.
Well la-di-fuckin da. What a cracker jack!!
It is disrespectful. It mocks itself and so many other films endlessly at every twist and turn.
But who cares when it is so much rip roaring fun.
We got Iron Man playing the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude.
Tom Cruise playing a bald, hot-headed, booty shaking man throwing a shit load of profanity at people.
Jack Black making fart jokes and craving for his dope.
Steve Coogan playing a character called Cockburn.
Ben Stiller trying to cry.
Is this not enough awesomeness to love a movie?
Oh Tropic Thunder, you ma ma ma ma made me go fucking ha ha ha that I had rain from my eyes from laughing.
I'll let Les Grossman sum it up: If you don't like this movie, you can take a big step back and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE.
A rollicking romp-ride that parodies a number of war classics over the course of its runtime and also offers an inside look at Hollywood productions in its own amusing manner, Tropic Thunder is a fabulous blend of brilliant direction, skilful writing & charismatic performances that easily ranks amongst the finest comedies of the past decade.
The story of Tropic Thunder follows a group of actors filming a Vietnam-war memoir on site where the production has already gone over budget & is behind schedule. Things are set in motion when the rookie director, who's unable to control his actors, decides to drop them in the middle of the jungle where the cast continues its act thinking that they are still shooting a movie.…
Kirk Lazarus: I know who I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!
After watching a dark movie like Apocalypse Now, it was really awesome to watch Tropic Thunder.
I was laughing till the end. And ROBERT DOWNEY JR. Fuck Yeah. Forget Tony Stark, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes. Remember him for Kirk Lazarus. He is just fucking awesome and I can even say Legendary.
This movie is like a Spoof within a Spoof within a Spoof.
Kirk Lazarus: Man, I don't drop character 'till I done the DVD commentary.
I am just going to quote Kirk Fucking Lazarus in the review.
Kirk Lazarus: Everybody knows you never go full retard.
Tugg Speedman: What do you…
"I'm a lead farmer, motherf**ka!" - Kirk Lazarus
My two favourite comedy performances by non-comedy actors bookend this film. It starts with a bleach-blond Robert Downey Jr. in a hysterical fake trailer for gay monk erotica Satan's Alley and ends with a fat Tom Cruise with glasses, sweat patches and bling dancing to Ludacris' Get Back over the credits.
Can you see why I completely adore this film?
See, for me Tropic Thunder is everything that I don't like about modern day big budget comedies. The idea behind it is a very good one, everyone in it is perfectly fine, it's very well made, and technically and artistically very competent indeed.
But I didn't find it even slightly funny. In fact, the only funny part of it were the fake trailers at the start, all of which are very funny and all of which are a PERFECT skewering of so many different facets of Hollywood filmmaking and films. The Fatties Fart 2 especially was brilliantly done. And then the film starts properly and I don't think my mouth moved off…
Great movie. SO many great lines that will stay with you. A real comedy classic.
Tropic Thunder has some hilarious moments and genius satire; it is one of the best comedies I have ever seen.
Tropic Thunder definitely has some of the best performances ever in a comedy. Tom Cruise gave one of the best performances of his career; he was shockingly good. Robert Downey Jr. was rightfully nominated for his brilliant performance; his character was layered and he truly gets lost in the role (and it’s not just because of the makeup).
Tropic Thunder not only has some funny jokes that are set up by a great premise, but what really puts it over the edge is its parody and satire. It nearly seamlessly blends a parody of classic war films with a hilarious…
This was the first movie I ever saw with Robert Downey Jr. in it and I thought he was actually black
An overall very fun satirical movie is occasionally weighed down by some uneventful conversations. The dialogue is at least made up for through the entertaining sequence of events. The highs are higher than the lows are low, so even the jokes that fall flat don't ruin the movie. Smart, original, and very fun.
Box office $ 181.1 million
And Got Some I did. A comedy that is not Apatow's is refreshing nowadays. A relentless hard R comedy that fuses elements of practically every famous war film ever made. Beginning with trailers a la Grindhouse for every major character was already a sign of a hilarious film. While most of the humor was "funny-but-i'm-not-laughing" the same amount of laugh out loud humor and gags was provided as well, courtesy of mostly Stiller and Downey Jr. Who I wholeheartedly feel - stole the show. I can't say I've ever seen any character like his in a film of this genre, which already I feel will enter the classics. What's refreshing about Thunder is that it's…
The most fantastic, crazy, stupid film I've ever watched. I love it. One of the funniest I've ever watched too. I'll never get tired of watching this one.
I've watched this film before but way back when it came out in theaters. Im rewatching the Director's Cut.
Not as funny as I remembered it (barring everything with Tom Cruise), but I feel like I understood a lot more of the humour that was pointing fun at film-making, the academy etc.
Still went a little too over-the-top to be great- I didn't really like any of the parts with the drug-gang- but some hilarious lines from the whole troupe.
I finally got to see this weird masterpiece! And boy, was it about time ...
I simply love the twisted kind of humor, lame one-liners and funny as hell characters.
Complete list. :-(