Tropical Thunder

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  1. Deno

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    Hope this wasn't covered before:
    Does this movie really deserve the responce its getting from the mentally challenged. Robert Downy Jr. Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Nick Nolte. With a cast like this I doubt it's all that tasteless. I saw crouds picking somewhere with signs saying Retard is hate speech. Thats retarded. Way back when I was in school we called for short, people in special education speds. I guess that would get you in big trouble today. Does this mean its ok for one mentally challenged person to call another mentally challenged person "retard"?
     
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    I saw it today and thought it was hilarious, although they did seem to excessively pick on the mentally retarded (Stiller's Movie, and Matt McConaughey's retarded adopted son).
     
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    yes -- not permitted in the little red book of liberal ideology
     
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    Like a lot of words, it has just lost its meaning through time and now days has just become an insult that people like to throw around. Kind of like what happened to the word gay. While the reaction may be somewhat warranted, I really don't think it should cause some of the uproar that it has.
     
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    sorry my mind must have overloaded I knew the title was tropic thunder, don't know why I typed tropical.
     
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    I went to go see the movie tonight. I thought it was hilarious, but i do agree that there were a lot of derogatory remarks used. not only about "retards" but many others. Tom Cruise was absolutely hilarious as well!!! haha. seriously, like no other role he's played. i was like, lmfao!!!
     
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    Simple Jack was the only thing in a movie in a long time that has made me laugh out loud hard.

    You muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-make me happy.:biggrin1:
     
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    I found the opening scene to be funny. After that, the only thing that made me laugh was the hacky sack head and Downy's voice. Can I say "Downy" without offending anyone?

    I'm amazed at how people take a word and change it's meaning just to placate a group of overly-sensitive, selfish crusaders.

    This is from an article about the oldest woman in the world. The author felt it necessary to point out that Gertrude, who is black, is not prejudice about black people because of her use of the word, "colored". Why is this necessary?
     
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    i watched about 10-15 minutes of it and shut it off. i thought it was one of the dumbest movies i've seen.
     
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