My husband thought that Tropic Thunder was one the funniest movie he's ever seen and I know what he means. The movie is smart, fast, deft, and knowing. I would certainly give it a thumbs up. Great characters, good acting, and even some pretty astute observations on Hollywood and other war movies.
Although we laughed last week too at Pineapple Express, it wasn't in the same league because it's humor was based solely on boys behaving badly. And the last thirty minutes of non-stop warfare was excruciatingly boring.
Big deal, you can blow things up. TT did it too but in far quicker fashion.
But I am yearning for a movie where witty dialog and women take center stage. Comedies with women are always romantic comedies, which is fine, but why? Are women not inherently humorous? Do we only find women funny when they play it crude and mean like Sarah Silverman, Sandra Bernhart or Roseanne Barr?
What's the funniest movie you can name where women played a prominent part? I bet you have to go back twenty years or more. And I bet you can't name many if any that aren't romantic comedies. Is that all women want? Not me.