Smiley Face (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Smiley Face (2007)



Critic Consensus: Although many of the jokes have been done before, Anna Faris's bright performance and Gregg Araki's sharp direction make Smiley Face more than your average stoner comedy.

Movie Info

Jane F, an unsuccessful slacker actress, is having a bad day. And it's getting more outrageous and comically surreal by the minute. Jane's misadventures begin when she treats herself to a batch of cupcakes left unattended by her psycho roommate that prove not as innocent as they appear, Soon, she is trying to cross town so she can repay an unforgiving drug dealer, attend an audition, and somehow replace the precious cupcakes. Bumming a ride from her roommate's friend--who is totally infatuated with her--she sets out on a long, strange trip. And, when the original manuscript of the Communist Manifesto falls into her hands, things really get out of control.more
Rating: R (for drug content and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dylan Haggerty (II)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2008
First Look Media - Official Site


Roscoe Lee Browne
as Roscoe Lee Browne
Danny Masterson
as Steve the Roommate
Adam Brody
as Steve the Dealer
Brian Posehn
as Bus Driver
Rick Hoffman
as Angry Face
Jim Rash
as Casting Assistant
Davenia McFadden
as Bus Passenger
Jayma Mays
as Actress in Waiting R...
John Krasinski
as Brevin Ericson
Joey "Coco" Diaz
as Security Guard
John Cho
as Mikey
Jane Lynch
as Casting Director
Kai Cofer
as Man with Weird Beard
Michael Shamus Wiles
as Officer Jones
Marion Ross
as Shirley
Michael Hitchcock
as Laundry Room Man
Robert Michael Morri...
as Man Walking Dog
as Hercules
Richard Riehle
as Mr. Spencer
Natashia Williams
as Motorcycle Rider
Scott Thompson
as Scott "Carrot Top" T...
Dylan Haggerty
as Ferris Wheel Attenda...
William Zabka
as Prison Guard
Natashia Williams
as Motorcycle Rider
Chad Mountain
as Marijuana Jesus
Dylan Haggerty (II)
as Ferris Wheel Attenda...
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News & Interviews for Smiley Face

Critic Reviews for Smiley Face

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (11)

Despite its laid-back script, Smiley Face is as prankishly political as Mr. Araki's Doom Generation...

December 28, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Dylan Haggerty has written an eleventh-hour candidate for the funniest movie of 2007, that Gregg Araki has directed his finest film since 1997's Nowhere, and that Faris, flawless, rocks their inspired idiot odyssey in a virtuoso comedic turn.

Full Review… | December 28, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

It's a fittingly loose, shambling little nothing of a comedy that's occasionally inspired, but at least a draft or two short of its potential. Still, it's a pleasure to watch Faris wander slack-jawed through a surreal day in Los Angeles.

Full Review… | December 26, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

One shudders to think what Smiley Face might have been with someone like Paris Hilton in the role. But Faris has this character -- a bright, sweet college graduate with a temporarily incapacitated brain -- down perfect.

Full Review… | December 26, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Basically a sketch padded out to feature length, the film constantly hovers on the edge between amiable and annoying.

Full Review… | December 17, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

An unabashed valentine to Anna Faris, an opportunity for the actress to show that she can carry a movie composed of often hilarious nonstop misadventures.

Full Review… | November 16, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Smiley Face

Its really funny until you realize that smoking pot can ruin your life in less than 24 hours. I liked it since it actually had a realistic view of what its like being smacked and how other people see you.

Dealer: "You're going to have to pay me"
Anna Faris: Oh my GOD! Are you going to kill me?!
Dealer: "No Im a pot dealer, Ill probably take your couch or something"


paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer

Fuck. Just get high and watch Smiley Face and appreciate its complete loopiness and the incredible perceptiveness with which it depicts stoned behavior. The only times it falters is when it breaks the illusion with something vaguely out of place (Anna Faris's meat factory diatribe), but chances are if you're watching the movie correctly you'll probably laugh anyway. Not for everyone, obviously, but sure to please its intended audience.

Drew Smith

Super Reviewer


This movie follows the adventures of a girl who had about 8 too many pot cupcakes. Her logic is shot. I thought it was really funny, but frustrating. Burn outs stress me out. But after watching this movie I can see what prop 19 didn't pass, everyone got too high and forgot to vote.

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

Smiley Face Quotes

Steve the Dealer: Simple reaganomics apply to the production of hemp.
Jane F.: Just because weed isn't taxed doesn't mean it exists in some sort of, you know, laissez-faire paradigm or whatever,
Steve the Dealer: Did you just use 'paradigm' in a sentence?
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Roscoe Lee Browne: This is the story of how of how a person got from point A to point Z. Some call it fate, others chance. But whatever you call it, it sure is an interesting thing to ponder, don't you think?
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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