Tropic Thunder (2008)
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|MPAA||Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material|
Sex & Nudity
- Jack Black's character describes how he would perform oral sex on a man.
- A soda product is named "booty sweat."
- A granola bar is titled "bust a nut"
- No real sex or nudity in the film, just somewhat explicit references.
- Crude sexual dialogue throughout. References to sex, gay sex, oral sex, and masturbation.
- Women are seen dancing in bikinis at a party.
- Women in small bikinis are shown at a party.
- A magazine is seen and the woman in the cover is scantily-clad. But this scene is very fast and brief.
Violence & Gore
- A character steps on a landline and is blown to bits in a slightly gory explosion. His severed head is prominently featured and played with like a toy. (All is done for comedic effect.)
- Jeff chases after a bat and takes a giant bite into the animal. We hear a crunching sound and we see blood all around his mouth.
- The beginning of the movie has a long graphic scene containing gore and violence. This scene is a satire on many other movies (there are a lot of references to "Platoon" and "Saving Private Ryan"), although the violence is toned down in a way that conveys it as a low-budget film. Many people get shot in the face and suffer wounds by other weapons such as bayonets. There is an excessive, unrealistic amount of spraying blood used for comedic effect
- In this same fake war movie, a man suffers a prolonged disemboweling by a bayonet, though he does not act nearly as wounded as the visual effects suggest, and appears to survive as though it's a minor flesh wound, even attempting to put his insides back into his body later. This is done satirically.
- Tugg is shown with somewhat fake looking severed hands.
- Offscreen, Tugg kills a panda then proceeds to wear its skin as camouflage. This scene is much less graphic than the scenes involving human violence, probably deliberately.
- Multiple shootouts occur between several characters, some are real bullets others are blanks (in the context of the film).
- Halfsquat, a child, stabs Tugg and is consequently thrown off a bridge by Tugg.
- Please note that this is a comedy and all violence is taken very lightly or presented in a comical and slapstick fashion.
- Irreverent jokes about sex and homosexuality
- Some discussion of homosexual and heterosexual sex.
- 93 uses of "fuck", 24 uses of "ass", "shit", and "damn" each. "cock is said twice" along with "tits," "God damn", "cocksucker", and "jesus." "bullshit" is said 4 times. Several uses of "pussy"
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- One of the main characters is angry because a bird robbed his "jelly beans", which instead of being those candy, those are drugs
- Jeff finds a giant pile of heroin, takes two handfuls of it and shoves them into two drug processors faces. They then pass out and he says that they will wake up in sixteen hours.
- Several characters are seen smoking cigars and cigarettes, including an underage child.
- The main antagonists led (once again) by a young boy, are drug processors.
- Characters talk about the use of drugs.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- The opening battle scene can be intense for some viewers.
- Some animal lovers may find the panda scene disturbing, but the violence in this scene is presented in a more cartoonish fashion than the rest of the movie.