I missed this from earlier. Robert Downey Jr in ‘blackface’ and now this nugget:
Stiller plays an action hero who has just adopted a baby from Asia but worries that ”all the good ones are gone.”
Supposedly there is a scene where Matthew McConaughay’s character tells Stiller, "Hey at least you can give yours back" (referring to his own disabled child).
So, Tropic Thunder is supposed to be a satire on Hollywood, and in lampooning egotistical movie stars they repeatedly make fun of the disabled, adoption, child guerrilla warriors and have a major character in black face.
It opens today. Who’s seeing it? And does it work as a satire?
Inquiring minds want to know.