Thank You For Smoking

Rated: R Running Time: 92 minutes Year: 2005 Boobs: Zero, thanks to Tom Cruise One Sentence: No one is seen smoking a cigarette in the entire movie. "Why is America the greatest country in the world?" "Our endless appeal process." In the midst of Tom Cruise and his missions, and the Vatican telling you to not watch any film about Jesus. Is a smart funny satire about our world, that while funny, is probably more true than satire. A quick witted dialog film about Nick Nailor a lobbyist for the Tobacco Industry, and how his life and his family is effected by it. The movie itself is truly lighthearted in almost every aspect of the movie. It seemed polished and fun, and even though they were talking about death and smoking and these issues that can cause quite heated debate, it seemed to all be taken with a grain of salt and was funny. I never felt weighed down by the subject matter, and instead was left with the characters and their portrayals within this world. It really let the story, and characters come out more, as we were not stuck over the moral issue of smoking ourselves, we let the clearly left, right and moderates argue it out on the screen. Being separate from the issue, it seemed to show those lines very well, and of course the humorous spin that goes along with anything that is now debated in this world. While the movie doesn't really seem to try to throw a huge message at us, I think it still does, and doesn't dare offer a solution. It has it's statement about spin, and lobbyists, moral issues, and family. Usually something like this just seems to have such a heavy downside to it, but as we left the theater, we were smiling, happy, and felt we did have a good time in the movie. All the acting was solid, I have nothing to complain about, especially like the MOD. And of course Bill Macy was awesome. Katie was not naked as originally shot and there are tons of rumors going around that psycho Tom used his pull to get the nude scenes cut so that his new baby machine will not be shown to the world. Except if you rent the gift, or just type Katie Holmes naked into google. Anyway, add it to the queue, if you are interested it is as good as you expect it to be. //” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

  • sillyliss

    Watched this movie over the weekend and thought it was fantastic. Of particular interest was the extras on the DVD. So many deleted scenes and an alternative ending. The movie was funny and satirical and just my kind of movie. I think I might like to read the book sometime. 🙂

  • Awesome glad you liked it.

  • really funny movie, glad i watched it.

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