Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Thank You For Smoking

I doubt I’m the only one who can’t wait to see this movie. I may actually go to the theaters to see it, which I very rarely do. You gotta love a movie with lines like this:

Kid #3: My Mommy say smoking is bad for you
Nick Naylor: Oh, is your Mommy a doctor?
Kid #3: No.
Nick Naylor: A scientific researcher of some kind?
Kid #3: No.
Nick Naylor: Well then she’s hardly a credible expert, is she?

Comments

  1. #1 Dean Kimball
    April 12, 2006

    That’s a wonderful movie – smart, funny & cool. Definitely check it out.

  2. #2 STSmith
    April 12, 2006

    If you liked Thank You For Smoking, you’ll love Christopher Buckley’s adventures of strategic communications expert extraordinaire, Rick Renard.

    You can read his exploits in the Atlantic, from electing an American Pope, to defending hapless whale hunters, to prompting the painfully slow British Royal Succession.

    I expect that Mr. Renard will appear in some future movie.

  3. #3 blogista
    April 12, 2006

    I was thinking the same thing, Ed. I think it’s gonna be big.

  4. #4 STSmith
    April 12, 2006

    If you liked Thank You For Smoking, you’ll love Christopher Buckley’s adventures of strategic communications expert extraordinaire, Rick Renard.

    You can read his exploits in the Atlantic, from electing an American Pope, to defending hapless whale hunters, to prompting the painfully slow British Royal Succession.

    I expect that Mr. Renard will appear in some future movie.

  5. #5 norbizness
    April 12, 2006

    Sounds like a good black comedy, something we don’t get enough of (Alexander Payne’s movies like Election, perhaps The Squid and the Whale, and the Opposite of Sex in the last ten years qualify). Aaron Eckhart, of course, starred in the pitch-blackest of dramedies, In The Company of Men.

    It’s done pretty well in limited release, making $8 million and having a per-screen average second only to the juggernaut that is Ice Age II.