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Thank You for Smoking (2006) Movie Information

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Jason Reitman


Aaron Eckhart
Maria Bello
David Koechner
Joan Lunden
Mary Jo Smith
J.K. Simmons





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The lead spokesman for the cigarette industry believes he is invincible as he begins to realize the importance of the anti smoking message as it relates to his young son.

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SIngli6 10/05/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Star-studded, smart, and with a deliciously ambiguous moral compass, 'Thank You For Smoking' is an undervalued cult classic.

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Camper 01/29/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I haven't enjoyed a movie this much in a long time. It didn't stick to one particular message, parts of it had a Wes Anderson "strangely too perfect but still mostly realistic" and quirky feel to it and none of it ever seemed forced. Nick Naylor is one of my favorite likable "bad" guys.

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An ingenious movie with great characters, funny plot, and a interesting theme. Eckhart performs his character perfectly. A character like Naylor could be ruined with overacting, but that was avoided. He was a believable smooth-talker/bullshiter that had me actually rooting for him. I am an ex-smoker and I truly believe that the war against big-tobacco is unfair and more ridiculous than the tobacco companies themselves. This showed that side of it and, I think, did a very good job of it. It satirizes both sides of the coin, and it truly does show that there are two sides to everything.

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10/04/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Menschliche Natur

Our Daily Free Stream: Jason Reitman - Thank You for Smoking. Hier in Berlin, Kreuzberg, wo sich unsere Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo befindet, hat das Gute längst gesiegt. Das merkt man bei unseren Bewertungen auf Plattformen wie yelp. Punktabzüge dafür, dass in der Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo geraucht wird. Die Guten werfen den Bösen (Rauchern) nichts weniger als Mord vor. Jason Reitman hat daraus eine genauso rohe wie elegante Satire gebastelt. Sie betrachtet die Welt durch die Perspektive eines Lobbyisten der Raucher-Industrie. Aaron Eckhart spielt diesen Mann, der weiss, was es bedeutet, gehasst zu werden. Seine Stärke: Das Argumentieren. In einer TV Show wird er mit einem 15jährigen konfrontiert, der an Krebs erkrankt ist, aber nun das Rauchen deshalb aufgab. "It's in our best intere...


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07/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Smoking saved my life

In today’s world, just about everything that has public appeal has its share of detractors. However, none can claim to have as big of a mass of detractors as the smoking industry. We have known for many years that smoking is bad for you, and that it can very likely lead to future illness. Well, if that is the case, then why are they still so expensive and selling so well? Well, the answer to that question is all thanks to guys like this movie's main character, Nick Naylor.

Nick Naylor is a tobacco lobbyist and vice-president of the Academy of Tobacco Studies, which researches the link between tobacco and lung cancer. They claim that through over 15 years of research, they have found no direct evidence that would point to tobacco leading to lung cancer. It is Nick Naylor’s job to use t...

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04/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Thank You For Smoking" by Yojimbo

Nick Naylor is possibly the most hated man in America; his job is basically to peddle poison to children. But it pays the mortgage...This extremely clever and insightful satire of today's climate of political spin is incredibly sharply written and has lots of laugh out loud moments as it deconstructs the methods used by PR men in the 21st century; even the "good guys" do not emerge unscathed as they are shown to use exactly the same tactics (see the hilarious scene when William H. Macy bemoans the quality of his TV "cancer kid"!). It may not have the flash and bangs of Lord Of War, but it has far more depth; in fact it reminded me more of an updated version of American Psycho. Instead of the hands on greed of the 80s satirised in that film, it shows how the immoral earn their corporate ca...

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