I get the sensitivity to the word "retard" (Readers' Forum, Aug. 12). It shouldn't be used as a joke. But to talk about boycotting a movie because it uses the word is the real joke. The whole joke of the movie is to make fun of people in Hollywood, including how they talk. Robert Downey Jr. plays a black man for crying out loud. I, for one, will see this movie opening day because it looks amazingly funny. I also know it's a comedy and supposed to be taken lightly.

Caleb Pace

Sandy