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Tropic Thunder
(2008)

Nothing on a Zoolander level of sustained brilliance here, but very funny all the same. 

Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise - as has been noted in most reviews - steal every scene they're in, although Jack Black's the best he's been in some time. The opening spoof trailers set the bar very high, and the rest of the film doesn't quite measure up, but Ben Stiller's a far more interesting writer/director than he is performer and (as with Zoolander) there's a lot of rewatch value.

On the extended edition Blu-ray, Robert Downey Jr's hilarious on the commentary; "I'm getting a little bit of Zeppo Marx off McConaughey" and his performance as Sherlock Holmes "That shit's elementary"). The MTV movie awards skit is very funny also.

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