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Thank You for Smoking (2006) Movie Information

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1502

Avg. Rating:

2.81/4

# of Ratings:

251

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/17/2006

Director:

Jason Reitman

Actors:

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

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

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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FSUNoles27TS 12/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

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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mitchellyoung 07/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Jason Reitman's impressive debut feature showcases his ability to combine sarcastic wit with an intense understanding of human emotion. Aaron Eckhart portrays the sardonic and miserable spokesperson for the tobacco industry who begins to come to terms with his gray morality. The film doesn't try to force an anti-smoking message, though the shady ethics of the industry aren't sugarcoated. Rather, it's a darkly funny and very introspective view into the lives of the people operating behind the scenes of the industry.

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Wit so sharp you'll lacerate yourself laughing. "Dad, do I have flexible morals?" Brilliantly skewers DC and LA. Eckhart's performance is one of the smoothest anti-heroes in recollection. "If you argue correctly, you're never wrong."

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sapien 01/19/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

This movie is about thirty years too late to actually make a difference.

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

Smoking saved my life

In todayís 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 Naylorís 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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3/4 

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