Thank You for Smoking (2005)
October 14, 2006 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
October 15, 2006 at 10:00 pm in 26-100
Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who wants to put poison labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes on TV talk shows and enlisting a Hollywood super-agent to promote smoking in movies. [movies.yahoo.com]
"An acerbically funny satire, Thank You For Smoking offers no filters as it mercilessly puffs out moral controversy and political incorrectness. It's fast, witty and sharp, as the film lobbies for personal choice, hitting bulls-eyes in the underbellies of industries under political fire."
-- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile. Read this review.