Tropic Thunder Review

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Ben Stiller leads an ensemble squad of A-list stars in a movie about actors acting as Vietnam soldiers who get themselves into real trouble when they head deep into the jungles of Asia to explore Hollywood’s heart of darkness.

Ben Stiller plays action movie star Tugg Speedman whose star is quickly fading.

After a botched attempt at getting an Academy Award leaves him scrambling to find work, Speedman gets cast in a movie filled with a ragtag group of actors and wannabes.

Among them are Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), an actor’s actor who takes method acting to the extreme going so far as to surgically change the color of his skin for the role, and Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), a one-dimensional comic with a history of drug addiction.

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