Thank You for Smoking Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1912

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 266

Theatrical Release Date: 03/17/2006

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jason Reitman

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

Plot: 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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Indyfreak - wrote on 06/24/2018

Jason Reitman's lean mean satirical comedy takes on lobbyists, politicians, reporters, and parenting all under 90 minutes w/o breaking a sweat. It's brutally funny and the subject matter remains perfectly topical.

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SIngli6 - wrote on 10/05/2015

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

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Camper - wrote on 01/30/2015

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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Menschliche Natur - wrote on 10/04/2016

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 …


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Smoking saved my life

MikeInMotion - wrote on 07/27/2012

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 …

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"Thank You For Smoking" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/09/2012

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 …

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