Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thank You For Smoking (2006)

Jeff Megall (Rob Lowe): Sony has a futuristic sci-fi movie they're looking to make.
Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart): Cigarettes in space?
Jeff Megall: It's the final frontier, Nick.
Nick Naylor: But wouldn't they blow up in an all oxygen environment?
Jeff Megall: Probably. But it's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. 'Thank God we invented the... you know, whatever device.'

Nick Naylor: [out loud] "I just need to pay the mortgage."
Nick Naylor: [to self] The Yuppie Nuremberg defense.

Bobby Jay Bliss (David Koechner): The way I heard it, D.C. police found you naked, laying in Lincoln's crotch, covered in nicotine patches with a sign across your chest that said...
Polly Bailey (Maria Bello): He doesn't need to hear the details.

Low-key, quirky, humourous drama-comedy, focused solely on the commandingly powerful yet controlled performance of Aaron Eckhart as tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor. It’s a triumph of the script that somehow manages to paint Naylor as a man with principles despite the fact that he defends smokers rights. Director Jason Reitman (son of Ivan Reitman) introduces his quiet, understated approach to comedy. Rating: 3 of 4  reviewed 26 Dec 2007

"A smart, funny and often perceptive work that bodes well for the future career of screenwriter/director Jason Reitman."
- Jeff Vice (Deseret News, Salt Lake City)

"Perhaps the film's greatest success is in its ability to have us fall so madly in love with such a morally reprehensible lead character."
- Joe Utichi (FilmFocus)

"Thank You For Smoking is not big, or great, or earth-shattering, but it is exceedingly rare -- an astute and witty comedy that will make adults laugh."
- Gary Thompson (Philadelphia Daily News)

1 comment:

  1. Thank You for Smoking is certainly relevant; i appreciate the fact that it gets into more than just the morality of smoking


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