Except for Robert Downey Jr. That man is a freakin' maniac!
Whereas Tom Cruise was instantly recognizable (no matter what anyone says...he didn't even bother to change his voice, people!), Downey Jr. virtually disappeared into his role as Kirk Lazarus playing the black Sgt. Osiris. Brilliant.
And I really didn't mind Jack Black in this even though his schtick is beginning to wear a little thin with me. Jay Baruchel was tip-top as usual. I don't know who that Alpa Chino dude was, but he annoyed the crap outta me.
Okay...so most of you have seen the "full retard" bit from the film. If not, you can see it here. It got me to thinking about one of my favorite made-for-TV films from the 70's. A film where the starring actors weren't afraid to go full retard. It's called Like Normal People and it starred Linda Purl and Shaun Cassidy as a full retard couple looking to have a life and children together.
Whether it's the memory of Linda Purl calling Cassidy's character named Roger, "Rahjah" over and over again or it's the first meeting between the two in which Rahjah told her she had a nice Bugs Bunny doll or something ("Naw...it's MRS. BUGS. BUNNAAY")...this film makes me smile.
Too bad it's not available on DVD or else it would go right onto my Netflix queue. Some people think this laughable gem killed Shaun Cassidy's acting career. I call bullshit! Just being Shaun Cassidy killed Shaun Cassidy's acting career. The fact that he went full retard in this one could have only boosted his career...in comedy.
Anyone else remember this full retard classic?
No Youtube video and this is the best pic I could find - Earl
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the full retards are doing it.