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Thank You for Smoking 2005
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  • Jason Reitman
  • March 17, 2006
  • 92 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
Tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor is trying to SAVE YOUR ASH!
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.

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Starts off very strong with good characters and dialogue. Lots of good scenes to introduce us to the story and characters. I like some of the relationships.
King of dips in energy and with new stimulating ideas for me. It didn't take me on an interesting enough journey in the second half. Maybe I'll give it another go.

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Great actors, story and movie. Loved it!

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