If you like your comedies smart--but a
little on the dark side--you will probably get a kick out of
Thank You for Smoking.
The supporting characters help make this
movie work. You get hilarious round-table meetings with the merchants
of death--how to handle the Marlboro Man and get cigarettes back
in the movies.
It takes an actor with a whole lot of charm
to pull off this role. Aron Eckhart fits this role to a tee.
There's not one minute of this film wasted.
Comedy is hard, satire is even harder.
Tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor loves what
he does, taking the English language and manipulating it into
catch phrases and pleasing sound bites.
Thank You for Smoking is at times a hilarious look at the politically
incorrect & a scathing peek at the tobacco industry, but
it does it with a blunt-edged sword, just tip-toeing along the
edge of the abyss.
Still, comedy is hard and political satire
darn near impossible.
The movie is a satirical novel about a
big-time tobacco lobbyist who is trying to juggle fatherhood,
nicotine pushing & inside politics.
The film's heart is a belief in the importance
This comedy of hypocrisy is cynical &