Written October 30, 2009
Pretty funny for subject material
Written January 23, 2008
Contrary to my expectations, this movie actually challenges you to think about many issues of personal responsibility vs. victimhood in our society; a market-driven society, by the way, that most of us idealize. It doesn't bludgeon you with the one note: "tobacco companies are evil" (although that note does resonate through the film). It is well-acted, smartly-written, briskly paced, very funny, and expertly made.
Written January 19, 2008
This is an amazing movie. It is funny, witty, intelligent and approaches things with a different sort of view.
This movie is very unique and you will come out having a different view on things. You will learn a bit while laughing.
The story is good as well as the characters and actors who play them.
Written February 25, 2009
Jason Reitman's directorial debut THANK YOU FOR SMOKING is a fiercely on-target satire about a tobacco lobbyist ( smartly played by the always watchable Aaron Eckhardt ) who must tangle with William H. Macy's unctious senator who wants to put a skull and crossbones on all cigarette packages. Wonderfully terse dialogue and surprisingly touching scenes throughout as Eckhardt re-connects with his son as he bob and weaves with his spin control as is beggins to spiral out of control! A really witty gem of an old fashioned "message picture" with very relevant, topical issues!