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Smiley Face

Smiley Face (2007)

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66

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 35
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 12

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.

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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 2

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.

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Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 9,991

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Movie Info

One woman's day goes all to pot in this resinous comedy from independent filmmaker Gregg Araki. Jane (Anna Faris) is a college dropout and aspiring actress who suffers from a certain lack of ambition, doubtless reinforced by her fondness for marijuana. One morning, Jane wakes with a busy day ahead of her -- she has a big audition, she has to pay the electric bill on her apartment to prevent the power from being shut off, and she needs to pick up some pot after paying her debt to her dealer --

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Comedy

Dylan Haggerty

Jan 8, 2008

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

December 28, 2007
New York Times
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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.

December 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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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.

December 26, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Comment (1)
New York Daily News
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The real reason to invest your time is Anna Faris, America's best-kept comedy secret and long overdue for the kind of major stardom her male counterparts enjoy as a matter of course.

December 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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Basically a sketch padded out to feature length, the film constantly hovers on the edge between amiable and annoying.

December 17, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Magazine
New York Magazine
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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.

November 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comment (1)
Los Angeles Times
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Faris's prodigious comic gifts can only go so far with a one-note premise.

December 27, 2008 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A limp, unfunny time-waster.

October 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Comments (3)
Lessons of Darkness

Anna Faris receives a well-deserved spotlight role, and her funniest character to date, in director Gregg Araki's stoner comedy Smiley Face.

August 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Smiley Face semble avoir été écrit en quatrième vitesse sur un coin de table par un étudiant passant le plus clair de son temps caché à fumer autre chose que des cigarettes

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Panorama

This stoner romp is great farcical fun, even if it never seems to get anywhere.

March 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Anna Faris is radiantly daft; she keeps the movie going all by herself.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Comment (1)
eFilmCritic.com

...there's simply no overlooking the pervading vibe of silliness.

January 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Comments (2)
Reel Film Reviews

Maybe this is funny if you're actually stoned. When taken sober, not so much.

December 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher | Comment (1)
Flick Filosopher

Working from a script by TV actor Dylan Haggerty, [director] Araki manages to capture what he's been trying to say all along about the lives of the stoned and indifferent with the kind of effortlessness those earlier attempts sorely lacked.

December 26, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

December 26, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Anna Faris is alternately hilarious and annoying in this stoner comedy.

December 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

This is a full-force, all-purpose performance by Faris with the kind of grace that would get winks from the likes of silent screen greats.

December 21, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Smiley Face belongs to Faris, an actress who is some kind of treasure.

December 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Faris gamely goes Garbo and Lombard one better, taking her cute little firecracker looks and being willing to go full-out to appear appropriately, hilariously awful when the story calls for it.

December 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Araki's latest is surprisingly mellow in its examination of ganja-fueled apathy.

December 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

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"

hahahahah
October 25, 2011
paul o.
paul oh

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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.
November 16, 2010
theylovealexis

Super Reviewer

Drugs are bad. probably.
November 6, 2010
LoughnerWasLucid

Super Reviewer

    1. Steve the Dealer: Simple reaganomics apply to the production of hemp.
    2. Jane F.: Just because weed isn't taxed doesn't mean it exists in some sort of, you know, laissez-faire paradigm or whatever,
    3. Steve the Dealer: Did you just use 'paradigm' in a sentence?
    – Submitted by Frances H (15 months ago)
    1. 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 (15 months ago)
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