Death to Smoochy is a funny enough dark comedy with a great cast. The premise is insightful of how the young entertainment industry maybe operates, with some great dark and comedic twists. However, although it runs smoothly and straight-forward, there are far too many plot-conveniences that slow the momentum of a well operating story. It loses track three quarters in, and struggles to pick back up. Regardless, and ironically, it is a feel-good movie where the heroes trump the villains, and all is well at day's end, which works especially well for this narrative. Death to Smoochy is a surprisingly underrated and enjoyable collaboration from a large group of respectable actors and directors.