Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Are you Smoking? Thanks.

'Thank You for Smoking' is a crafty 'tounge in cheek' attack on big tobacco. William H. Macy plays an aggressive 'green screened' conservative senator from Vermont putting to task a fast talking tobacco lobbyist played by Aaron Eckhart. Finnistirre is often frustrated.
We learn from "Nick Naylor", tobaccos hero, that an effective debater must not cater to, or even, try to work directly against ones "Finnistirre (Macy's character)" but to speak to the audience listening. Adult choice is a recurring theme.
Because of so much 'side-arm' jokery and pith, some have said the movie is too soft on cigarettes. Hey dummy, it's a comedy not a documentary. And it will even make you think a bit. Dummy.
I give it 5 baby bottoms up without a diaper.

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