History YMMV / TropicThunder

8th Aug '17 11:13:08 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwardSnub: The scene-stealing performance of Creator/TomCruise as Les Grossman never even got a mention at the Oscars.

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* AwardSnub: The scene-stealing performance of Creator/TomCruise as Les Grossman never even got a mention at the Oscars.[[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]].
3rd Aug '17 5:10:13 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Kirk Lazarus....just the whole ''idea'' of Kirk Lazarus. A white American actor playing a black man is horribly offensive and outdated....but a white American actor playing a white Australian actor playing a ''black'' American actor playing a black man is some kind of twisted genius. It helps that it's treated as [[DudeNotFunny horribly offensive]] in-universe as well. Out of universe.....it's hilarious.

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** Kirk Lazarus....just the whole ''idea'' of Kirk Lazarus. A white American actor playing a black man is horribly offensive and outdated....but a white American actor playing a white Australian actor playing a ''black'' American actor playing a black man is some kind of twisted genius. It helps that it's treated as [[DudeNotFunny horribly offensive]] in-universe as well. Out of universe.....it's hilarious.
3rd Aug '17 5:09:44 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Kirk Lazarus....just the whole ''idea'' of Kirk Lazarus. A white American actor playing a black man is horribly offensive and outdated....but a white American actor playing a white Australian actor playing a ''black'' American actor playing a black man is some kind of twisted genius. It helps that it's treated as [[DudeNotFunny horribly offensive]] in-universe as well. Out of universe.....it's hilarious.
6th Jul '17 3:26:19 AM OlfinBedwere
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* ValuesDissonance: One of the fastest examples ever; while the accusations that the film was mocking mentally handicapped people were generally misplaced, the furore created by the whole thing is credited in having played a big part in rapidly propelling the word "retard" from being commonly used as a synonym for "dumb" to being considered an extremely offensive term on par with most racial or homophobic insults. About the only reason why it's still considered even vaguely acceptable to quote the "full retard" speech these days is because it CrossesTheLineTwice.

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* ValuesDissonance: One of the fastest examples ever; while the accusations that the film was mocking mentally handicapped people were generally misplaced, the furore created by the whole thing is credited in having played a big part in rapidly propelling the word "retard" from being commonly used as a synonym for "dumb" to being considered an extremely offensive term on par with most racial or homophobic insults. About the only reason why it's still considered even vaguely acceptable to quote the "full retard" speech these days is because it due to a combination of GrandfatherClause, the fact that the scene actually is parodying the attitude many actors take towards OscarBait roles, and that the speech CrossesTheLineTwice.
3rd Jun '17 3:39:06 AM Rodangizzardcrusher3
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* AwardSnub: The scene-stealing performance of Creator/TomCruise as Les Grossman never even got a mention at the Oscars.
10th Feb '17 4:30:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ComedyGhetto: '''SMASHED.''' Robert Downey Jr. got an Oscar nomination for his performance!
** Both he and Tom Cruise also got Golden Globe nominations.
* CriticalResearchFailure: The "full retard" speech has one -- Creator/PeterSellers ''didn't'' win the Oscar for ''Film/BeingThere'', as he lost to Dustin Hoffman in ''Film/KramerVsKramer''. Apparently the filmmakers got wind of the mistake, since the relevant lines are not in the director's cut.

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* ComedyGhetto: '''SMASHED.''' Robert Downey Jr.Creator/RobertDowneyJr. got an Oscar nomination for his performance!
** Both he and Tom Cruise Creator/TomCruise also got Golden Globe nominations.
* CriticalResearchFailure: The "full retard" speech has one -- Creator/PeterSellers ''didn't'' win the Oscar for ''Film/BeingThere'', as he lost to Dustin Hoffman Creator/DustinHoffman in ''Film/KramerVsKramer''. Apparently the filmmakers got wind of the mistake, since the relevant lines are not in the director's cut.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: {{Tom Cruise}}'s character surprisingly steals the entire movie as the most badass producer ever filmed. [[http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/06/09/tom-cruise-les-grossman/ He's even getting his own movie.]]

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: {{Tom Cruise}}'s Creator/TomCruise's character surprisingly steals the entire movie as the most badass producer ever filmed. [[http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/06/09/tom-cruise-les-grossman/ He's even getting his own movie.]]



* HilariousInHindsight: Less than two years after ''Tropic Thunder'' was released, the very white Gerard Depardieu was cast to play the author Creator/AlexandreDumas (who had an African grandparent and was known to his friends as "Le Negre") in a biopic. [[http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article7026786.ece Guess what happened]].
** The "full retard" speech is hilarious for the fact that Penn won a Oscar (albeit not for a handicapped person, but still) the same year the film was released. And also that Robert Downey Jr. himself got a nomination for his role in this film.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Less than two years after ''Tropic Thunder'' was released, the very white Gerard Depardieu Creator/GerardDepardieu was cast to play the author Creator/AlexandreDumas (who had an African grandparent and was known to his friends as "Le Negre") in a biopic. [[http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article7026786.ece Guess what happened]].
** The "full retard" speech is hilarious for the fact that Penn won a Oscar (albeit not for a handicapped person, but still) the same year the film was released. And also that Robert Downey Jr.Creator/RobertDowneyJr. himself got a nomination for his role in this film.



** The "I'm a dude" line (again by RDJ's character) ends up as this thanks to two of his subsequent roles: [[spoiler: first was his "stealthy" pursuit (fake nose and all)]] in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', and second was [[spoiler:with the reveal of [[Comic/IronMan Iron Man's]] [[MetaMecha Hulkbuster]] armor]] in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.

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** The "I'm a dude" line (again by RDJ's character) ends up as this thanks to two of his subsequent roles: [[spoiler: first was his "stealthy" pursuit (fake nose and all)]] in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', and second was [[spoiler:with the reveal of [[Comic/IronMan Iron Man's]] Comic/IronMan's [[MetaMecha Hulkbuster]] armor]] in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.



* WinBackTheCrowd: Tom Cruise's performance in this film played a big role in helping him bounce back from the laughingstock he'd become as Hollywood's primary Scientology mouthpiece in the previous few years.
** Robert Downey Jr as well, as this and ''Film/IronMan'' are considered to be the two films that made him undergo a CareerResurrection.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: Tom Cruise's WinBackTheCrowd:
** Creator/TomCruise's
performance in this film played a big role in helping him bounce back from the laughingstock he'd become as Hollywood's primary Scientology mouthpiece in the previous few years.
** Robert Downey Jr Creator/RobertDowneyJr as well, as this and ''Film/IronMan'' are considered to be the two films that made him undergo a CareerResurrection.
4th Dec '16 8:55:56 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The full retard speech is hilarious for the fact that Penn won a Oscar (albeit not for a handicapped person, but still) the same year the film was released. And also that Robert Downey Jr. himself got a nomination for his role in this film.

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** The full retard "full retard" speech is hilarious for the fact that Penn won a Oscar (albeit not for a handicapped person, but still) the same year the film was released. And also that Robert Downey Jr. himself got a nomination for his role in this film.
9th Nov '16 7:02:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: {{Tom Cruise}}'s character surprisingly steals the entire movie as the most {{badass}} producer ever filmed. [[http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/06/09/tom-cruise-les-grossman/ He's even getting his own movie.]]

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: {{Tom Cruise}}'s character surprisingly steals the entire movie as the most {{badass}} badass producer ever filmed. [[http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/06/09/tom-cruise-les-grossman/ He's even getting his own movie.]]
18th Oct '16 7:59:34 PM nombretomado
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* GeniusBonus: The song that plays while Lazarus & Maguire suggestively fondle each other's rosaries & react to each other is no generic techno track. It's "Sadeness (Part 1)" by Music/{{Enigma}}, a chart-topping single from 1990. Its use is no mistake: The song, in French with Gregorian chants in Latin, criticizes the sexual & religious views of the legendary MarquisDeSade, an AnythingThatMoves French nobleman known as a figure of the FrenchRevolution for his utterly pornographic & blasphemous works. When he wasn't screwing everything with a hole in it - or in some cases [[BodyHorror making holes for himself to screw]] - he was blaspheming against the Catholic Church. Far from being generic, the choice of music had to be deliberate.

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* GeniusBonus: The song that plays while Lazarus & Maguire suggestively fondle each other's rosaries & react to each other is no generic techno track. It's "Sadeness (Part 1)" by Music/{{Enigma}}, a chart-topping single from 1990. Its use is no mistake: The song, in French with Gregorian chants in Latin, criticizes the sexual & religious views of the legendary MarquisDeSade, an AnythingThatMoves French nobleman known as a figure of the FrenchRevolution UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution for his utterly pornographic & blasphemous works. When he wasn't screwing everything with a hole in it - or in some cases [[BodyHorror making holes for himself to screw]] - he was blaspheming against the Catholic Church. Far from being generic, the choice of music had to be deliberate.
9th Sep '16 6:47:59 PM Eagal
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Well... okay. While there are a few instances of this, most of the time it's more crossing the line and going on for about seventeen more miles, never looking back.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Well... okay. While there are a few instances of this, most of the time it's more crossing the line and going on for about seventeen more miles, never looking back.



** Let's be real: if this movie didn't cross the line multiple times, '''it would not be HALF as funny and awesome as it is'''.

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** Let's be real: if this movie didn't cross All of the line multiple times, '''it would not be HALF as funny mock commercials. In particular, Alpa's "Booty Sweat" energy drink and awesome as it is'''.Portnoy's ''Fatties'' film series, which appears to be basically an endless succession of fart jokes.
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