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Thank You for Smoking (2006)

Thank You for Smoking

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

March 17, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

92 min.

Production Budget

$8 millions

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Jason Reitman

Producer

David O. Sacks

Screenwriter

Jason Reitman

Starring

Story


In a role Aaron Eckhart seems born to play, the hero of "Thank You for Smoking" is Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, who makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator (Macy) who wants to put poison labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes on TV talk shows and enlisting a Hollywood super-agent (Rob Lowe) to promote smoking in movies. Nick's newfound notoriety attracts the attention of both tobacco's head honcho (Duvall) and an investigative reporter for an influential Washington daily (Holmes). Nick says he is just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage, but he begins to think about how his work makes him look in the eyes of his young son Joey (Bright).

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy
Thank You For Smoking Los Angeles Premiere
Mar 16, 2006
Jason Reitman
Thank You For Smoking Los Angeles Premiere
Mar 16, 2006

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a conventional and predictable story..”
by Jeremy Mathews [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
“..hits every sharp cynical note on the head to deliver a winning black comedy..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..While often entertaining, the film keeps hitting the same comic notes...”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]