Thank You for Smoking

Saturday, April 22, 2006 1:55 AM
The movie features a scene filmed at Pacific Pier and you can see a couple shots of the coaster.

More importantly, the movie is amazing, fresh, funny, smart, touching, and just a great satire overall. It's about a father that works for the tobacco industry trying to do his job and still set a good example for his son. Aaron Eckhart, William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Robert Duvall, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, and Adam Brody star in the movie. Sometimes movies with star-y casts fall flat, but this one uses each in the best ways. It's up there with V for Vendetta as my favorite movie of the year, so here's my excuse to beg people who haven't heard of it or delayed seeing it already to go. It sold out all three screens of my local independent theatre tonight, so word's getting out there. Enjoy!


Saturday, April 22, 2006 2:05 AM
Cool, I was contemplating seeing that this weekend (or scary movie.....shudder) I also liked V for Vendetta. Hopefully it will be nominated next year.
Saturday, April 22, 2006 3:25 AM
Best movie of this AND last year! Glad you enjoyed it, Danny ;)
Saturday, April 22, 2006 3:59 AM
^Not a daring statement to make at all.. It likely is (ahem, tied with V For Vendetta) the best film of this and last year. Glad you like it too! :)


Saturday, April 22, 2006 10:33 AM
Yeha I didn't understand the whole satire...I agreed with 80% of what the guy did.
Saturday, April 22, 2006 11:47 AM
I thought the movie was a great commentary on "spin" or, as Colbert would put it: "truthiness." Of course as long as there have been people trying to justify their actions and words there has been's by no means a new concept. Marketing, public relations, promotion, and advertising sales are, by their very nature, spin.

What I really loved about the movie was its unflinching political incorrectness, especially during the MOD scenes, and that it took potshots at everyone without taking sides. Add to that an outstanding script, acting, and directing and you have a real winner.

If anyone goes to see this movie make sure you plan time for coffee after so you'll have time to discuss it. It's been two weeks since I've seen it and it still resonates with me.

Saturday, April 22, 2006 12:53 PM
And while fascinating, this isn't IMDB... :)

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