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. 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)