Monday, April 03, 2006

Thank You For Smoking

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

After he's forced to use nicotine patches, a Big Tobacco lobbyist (Aaron Eckhart) has a remarkable change of heart, speaking out against the evils of smoking. But while Hollywood accepts him without question, the FBI is convinced he's a fraud. Director Jason Reitman also adapted the script for this razor-sharp satire (co-starring Maria Bello, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall and William H. Macy), based on the novel by Christopher Buckley.
My Two Cents: There's no agenda or social commentary to be found here; instead expect smart satire and laugh-out-loud comedy. Bravo!

NetFlix Rank: Really Liked It
IMDB Rank: 8/10


Robert's Two Cents: I saw unfocused satire that sold steak but served stale popcorn while completely butchering a promising concept.

NetFlix Rank: Didn't Like It

(note: the above synopsis, which I got from NetFlix, does not accurately describe the film. There's no change of heart and the main character never rails against the dangers of smoking).


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