Thursday, August 14, 2008
Went to see the new Ben Stiller comedy "Tropic Thunder" on it's opening day last night. It's pretty darn funny but I TOTALLY get why advocates for the developmentally disabled are so up in arms over this movie.
It's not like there's just one or two jokes about the slower amongst us -- the "joke" is pretty much an essential part of the story.
But mostly I was blown away by Tom Cruise's reputation-changing performance as an out-of-control studio executive. Whatever his faults, he obviously has a sense of humor. Perhaps this film is his first step on the trail of redemption.