Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank You for Smoking

Directors withe small filmographies (about 3-5 movies) are easier to keep track of (ie, Malick, Jonze, Mendes).

Tobacco industry lobbyist Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) has a seemingly impossible task: promoting cigarette smoking when the health hazards of the activity have become too hard to ignore. It's an even harder job since Nick is a father.

Geez, Eckhart's a charming son of a bitch. You want to hate Nick, but his charm prevents you from doing that. But moving on, Thank You for Smoking is a very funny movie. Impressive for a directorial debut (since they usually, you know, suck). Jason Reitman, whose work after this was Juno and Up in the Air, has directed a very enjoyable satire which shouldn't be ignored.

My Rating: ****1/2


  1. Reitman sure does know how to put an ensemble cast together, and this movie is bloody brilliant for a first timer.


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