Thank You for Smoking 2006

Thank You for Smoking

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Loaded with delightfully unscrupulous characters and and a witty, cynical script, Thank You For Smoking is a sharp satire with a brilliantly smarmy lead performance from Aaron Eckhart.

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Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), a lobbyist for big tobacco, finds it difficult to balance his duties defending the dangerous substance with those of being a good role model for his young son. Nick's life gets even more complicated when a liberal senator mounts an anti-smoking campaign that he must counter. Based on the novel by Christopher Buckley.

Cast & Crew

Aaron Eckhart
Nick Naylor
Maria Bello
Polly Bailey
Sam Elliott
Lorne Lutch
Katie Holmes
Heather Holloway
David Koechner
Bobby Jay Bliss
William H. Macy
Senator Finistirre
Michael Beugg
Executive Producer
Alessandro Camon
Executive Producer
Max Levchin
Executive Producer
Elon Musk
Executive Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer
John Schmidt
Executive Producer
Peter A. Thiel
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Critic Reviews for Thank You for Smoking

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Audience Reviews for Thank You for Smoking

  • Apr 10, 2012
    Lying's not murder, is it ... and that's the popular wisdom, a thought that guides many existences, but in this flush comedy the lead proclaims, no, sneers that Genghis Khan's got nothing on him as he's the charming and suave mouthpiece for big tobacco. A quick, smart script and smooth direction round out this very enjoyable visit to the darkest of dark sides while admitting, with a smile, no wrongdoing.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A piece of brilliantly black comedy with direction from the great Jason "Juno" Reitman is the comedy Thank you for smoking which has unfortunately been forgotten in more recent years. Reitman has always been a film maker about covering up stupid humour to look hilariously clever and smart and there literally isn't a better example than this movie. Also, with a tremendously likable cast and the unmistakable ring of truth in it's subtext, this hugely witty yet under rated film deserves a bit more credit than it gets and is a fun movie that's black humour isn't actually that stupid.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2012
    Aaron Eckhart is so legit in this movie. Excellent script, excellent direction -- one of those movies that you enjoy so much you don't mind getting preached to a bit.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    In terms of pure satire, "Thank You For Smoking" is the best I have ever seen. It is also one of the funniest. Much, much of the film owes itself to its script, which was based on the novel of the same name. The dialogue is clever and bites at nearly everyone involved in the War on Cigarettes with razor-sharp teeth. But "Thank You For Smoking" also has charm, and that charm mostly comes from its lead, played by Aaron Eckhart in a great comedic performance.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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