Thank You for Smoking
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Based on Christopher Buckley’s acclaimed 1994 novel of the same title and adapted for the screen by Jason Reitman, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING is a fiercely satirical look at today’s “culture of spin.” The hero of THANK YOU FOR SMOKING is Nick Naylor (AARON ECKHART), chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, who 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 (WILLIAM H. MACY) 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 (ROB LOWE) to promote smoking in movies. Nick’s newfound notoriety attracts the attention of both tobacco’s head honcho (ROBERT DUVALL) and an investigative reporter for an influential Washington daily (KATIE HOLMES). Nick says he is just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage, but the increased scrutiny of his son (CAMERON BRIGHT) and a very real death threat may force him to think differently. THANK YOU FOR SMOKING marks the feature film directorial debut of Reitman, the accomplished director of such award-winning shorts as IN GOD WE TRUST and GULP, which screened in more than 100 film festivals worldwide including Toronto, Sundance and New Directors / New Films at MoMA. In the five years since Reitman began directing television advertising, he has received honors from the Cannes commercial awards, the Addys, as well as the highly coveted One Show. THANK YOU FOR SMOKING features an all star cast including Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, David Koechner, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, J.K. Simmons and Robert Duvall.

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Directors

Jason Reitman

Studio

20th Century Fox

Subtitles

English (CC)

Released year

2006

Duration

1 h 28 min

Genres

Comedy
Drama

Size

5.46 GB (1080p HD)
2.58 GB (720p HD)
1.94 GB (SD)

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