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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Thank you for "Thank you for Smoking"

It is not often that you come across movies such as these. "Thank you for Smoking" is simply great. The cast is wonderful and the acting is great. The dialogue is sharp and witty and the writing is unlike I have seen ever before. This movie is worth seeing just for its entertainment value alone. This comedy had me laughing through out the movie. And unlike the modern comedies of questionable taste (such as dodgeball) this movie makes us laugh because of it's wit.

The movie, although about a tobacco lobbyist, has a more broader reaching message about lobbies in general. Before anyone is mistaken, this movie is not at all about whether smoking is good or bad. Tobacco is just used as a familiar front for all lobbies in general. There are in fact three other lobbies portrayed where the lobbyists internally refer themselves as the MOD Squad standing for "Merchants of Death". Highlighting how everything we see in the media has a certain spin on it, the movies main message is, people should be smart enough to decide for themselves. It also argues the moral issues with such an act, especially how the main character tries to explain to his son what he does. He proves to be an excellent role model for his son.

The movie raises some interesting points, the main one being, as long as you can back up what you say, you are not wrong. Also, people should learn to see through the deception advertising and lobbies portray over issues. There are always two sides to a story. These important issues are presented in a very entertaining fashion.

I must recommend this movie to everyone. I loved its message, but what I loved more about the movie was its general entertainment value. Its hard to find good comedies these days. A really funny comedy with a great cast and a good message? That's even rarer.


  • I couldn't agree with you more on this one .. it is indeed that rare flick with a good message, but also a great script and great actors to boot .. I loved it

    By Blogger Reel Fanatic, at 9/28/2006 6:41 PM  

  • Agreed this movie was fantastic.

    I also think Rob Lowe's role was also inspired! Very funny.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/03/2006 12:59 AM  

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