• R, 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Gregg Araki
    In Theaters:
    Nov 16, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 8, 2008
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Smiley Face Reviews

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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Despite its laid-back script, Smiley Face is as prankishly political as Mr. Araki's Doom Generation...

| Original Score: 3.5/5

December 28, 2007
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 28, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

December 26, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 26, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/6

December 20, 2007

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

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

December 17, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2007

L.A. Weekly
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It's a blast.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 15, 2007
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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A pure, mostly dumb comedy, it's the tale of one impossibly out-of-it girl, Anna Faris' Jane F., who spends her day stumbling from mishap to mishap in an effort to avoid her drug dealer's wrath.

March 16, 2007
Dennis Harvey
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In Faris, pic has a comedienne with the ability to wring endless variations on a limited theme (the 'I'm-so-baked' one) and she pretty much single-handedly compensates for anything lacking.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 27, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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Gregg Araki's latest foray into the slacker underbelly of suburban L.A., Smiley Face, has a wonderful performance by Anna Faris and one of the all-time great stoner monologues in movie history.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 24, 2007
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