Sep 5, 2009

Movie recommendation - Thank you for smoking

Thank you for smoking (2006)
4.5/5

Lorne Lutch: You look like a nice enough fella. What are you doing working for these assholes?
Nick Naylor: I'm good at it. Better at doing this than I ever was at doing anything else.
Lorne Lutch: Aw, hell, son. I was good at shooting VC. I didn't make it my career

Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture.
Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who wants to put poison labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes on TV talk shows and enlisting a Hollywood super-agent to promote smoking in movies. Nick's newfound notoriety attracts the attention of both tobacco's head honcho and an investigative reporter for an influential Washington daily.
Nick says he is just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage, but the increased scrutiny of his son and a very real death threat may force him to think differently.

A brilliant, politically incorrect, funny and smart black comedy (...with a GREAT cast!)!
This was non-stop entertainment =)

Joey Naylor (Nick's son): Why did you tell that reporter all your secrets?
Nick Naylor: You're too young to understand.
Joey Naylor: Mom says it's because you have dependency issues and it was all just a matter of time before you threw it all away on some tramp.
Nick Naylor: Well, that's one theory.

Watch the trailer:

....or read more here:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thank_you_for_smoking/

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did ;)) ...please let me know what you thought..?

xox
Linda
Lost in Switzerland

1 comment:

  1. oh! this is another movie i watched in my sociology of film class this summer! : ) it was quite good!

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