Thank You for Smoking | reviewed by: Scott McKay | July 9, 2012
entertainment value
Jason Reitman's debut film Thank You For Smoking is still his best. Aaron Eckhart's performance grounds the film and makes it memorable
genre Comedy | Drama
synopsis The chief spokesperson and lobbyist Nick Naylor is the Vice-President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is talented in speaking and spins argument to defend the cigarette industry in the most difficult situations. His best friends are Polly Bailey that works in the Moderation Council in alcohol business, and Bobby Jay Bliss of the gun business own advisory group SAFETY. They frequently meet each other in a bar and they self-entitle the Mod Squad a.k.a. Merchants of Death, disputing which industry has killed more people. Nick's greatest enemy is Vermont's Senator Ortolan Finistirre, who defends in the Senate the use a skull and crossed bones in the cigarette packs. Nick's son Joey Naylor lives with his mother, and has the chance to know his father in a business trip. When the ambitious reporter Heather Holloway betrays Nick disclosing confidences he had in bed with her, his life turns upside-down. But Nick is good in what he does for the mortgage.
lead actors Joan Lunden | Eric Haberman | Aaron Eckhart | Mary Jo Smith | Katie Holmes | Adam Brody | Robert Duvall | Todd Louiso | Jeff Witzke | J.K. Simmons | Marianne Muellerleile | Cameron Bright | Alex Diaz | Jordan Garrett | Courtney Taylor Burness | Jordan Del Spina | Maria Bello | David Koechner | Kim Dickens | Daniel Travis | William H. Macy | Katie Winslow | Richard Speight Jr. | Eric Maldonado | Renée Graham | Timothy Dowling | Rob Lowe | Sam Elliott | Connie Ray | Dennis Miller
director Jason Reitman