Monday, March 29, 2010

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Thank You For Smoking

Wow, I didn’t think this was going to be that good! I took a chance on this once, figuring that it was directed by Jason Reitman, so it couldn’t be that bad. I actually loved it. The screenplay is so witty and funny, that you are entertained from start to finish. Under all the humour is a very intelligent, sharp satire that really shows how much we can sell our souls, just to “pay the mortgage”. It keeps you laughing, but the sheer absurdity of the whole tobacco-pushing business really gets you to think. I’m surprised this didn’t get more love at the Oscars. This is fine work for someone’s directorial debut. Now I really understand all the hype about Jason Reitman.

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