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    I haven't seen it, but I've read a lot about the situation here.
    I think the controvery is wrong. People are totally missing the point. Ever single thing I've about the movie, from what the makers had to say, to excerpts from the film, show that the movie is making of the entertainment industry. It's not aimed at the people that are taking offense. The concept, by some ways of looking at it, is on their side! It's mocking the way Holywood uses Black people, and the mentally disabled, etc...

    Again, I haven't seen it. It might be a shitty movie. The jokes might not work, or maybe you're just not impressed with its brand humor. All of that is fair enough. But I hate it when people so badly miss the point.
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    It looks really, really funny and I want to see it. Hope they play it at the dollar theater here.
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    When I saw it I had no idea Les Grossman (the aggressive, cursing producer) was Tom Cruise. That's awesome.

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    I saw it yesterday. Hilarious. I also saw the protesters on Friday. I hadn't read anything about it at the time. I must say, protesting that scene (which was not about retarded people, it was about your awards chances decreasing when you go full on retard) was a pretty retarded thing in itself. Anyway, very, very funny and worth seeing.

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    It was hilarious. The "retard" portrayal, to me, is really about portraying a stereotype and mocking that stereotype. It's kind of insensitive, but a protest is kind of a lame way of addressing it. They should just write letters to Ben Stiller explaining what he's doing and laying it out in a logical manner. My 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    When I saw it I had no idea Les Grossman (the aggressive, cursing producer) was Tom Cruise. That's awesome.
    You didn't recognize the voice? (I didn't fully realize it was Tom Cruise either, but i did recognize the voice, and was asking myself "Is that Tom Cruise they have playing this guy?")

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    I didn't recognise the voice. I was laughing too hard. I loved his character. Oh! The dancing! I was repulsed but so transfixed!

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    I'm currently reading the VFXWorld article on the film. I'm deeply offended by some of the dodgy effects work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    I didn't recognise the voice. I was laughing too hard. I loved his character. Oh! The dancing! I was repulsed but so transfixed!
    The dancing KILLED me. Worth the price of admission just for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    People who are offended by movies, unless it's something really egregious like shooting a naked woman in the face, are retarded.
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