A group of actors filming a war movie become stranded in the
Vietnamese wilderness and must save the star from a drug ring.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Directed by Ben Stiller
Written by Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen
Starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, Bill Hader, Brandon Soo Hoo
Oscar Nominations - Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.)
Tropic Thunder is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I love ever second of this insanely hilarious movie that will keep you laughing the whole time.
This film has a perfect cast that all play off of each other perfectly, with Robert Downey Jr. actually managing to score an Oscar nomination for his role as an Australian actor playing a black character. Surprisingly, the ultimate standout is Tom Cruise, who plays the insane, dance-crazy Les Grossman in a role that is as far out of his wheelhouse as he could have gotten. Cruise excels in the role and owns a film that I consider to be one of the most quotable movies of the decade.
Tropic Thunder will no doubt go down as one of the best and smartest comedies of all time. With a solid cast and a perfect script, it's really no surprise that this turned out so wonderfully funny.