The Smell of Success Reviews
There. Having read my review, you don't need to see the film, because that's EXACTLY what it's like. Don't waste your time.
For a movie that shares a child's exuberance for all things manure, "The Smell of Success" is actually not bad. It's not really good either, even as it mostly favors word play over vulgarity. That simply leaves a lot of the humor and nearly all of the plot involving a war of pranks. In return, the movie wastes a good cast, especially Billy Bob Thornton and the underrated Tea Leoni.
(2011) The Smell Of Success
Good ending but totally unfunny which stars Billy Bob Thorton as Patrick who works for a manure to fertilizer Rose company selling to farmers as their poential customers. The owner then passes away leaving the company in the hands of it's daughter Rosemary Rose played by Tea Leoni. She then finds out that her father has always been on debt resorting to laying off all it's workers. As a result of not knowing how to manage it, she then seeks the help to Patrick since he was supposedly to be the company's best seller again as well as 5 other employees to help pay off the debt. It is at that particular moment is when another fertilizer company drops in with attemptions to populate it's farming fields as opposed to Rose's. They battle it out but in an unfunny perhaps boring kind of way. Filmed on a stage but doesn't address the issue of trying to sell it somewhere else since they're farming communties all over.
2 out of 4