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Thank You For Smoking

Thank You For Smoking – Review


Being a spokesman for a business which kills thousands of people a year can’t be easy. In this film, we meet three – representatives of the tobacco, alcohol and firearms industries, who meet once a week, for a meeting of a club they call the MOD Squad – that’s “Merchants of Death” to you and me aufbauspiele pc kostenlos downloaden vollversion deutsch.
The film centres on one of them, Nick Naylor (Eckhart), who’s the chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, which as its name suggests, is a big tobacco firm kostenloses open office downloaden.
When we first meet him, he’s trying to convince a TV show audience that if the boy with cancer, on stage with him, dies, it would be of more benefit to the anti-smoking campaigners than to his bosses – his spin being that the anti-smoking campaigners want people to die, but the tobacco companies don’t kostenlose icon herunterladen.
When a health campaigning senator (Macy) tries to force all tobacco firms to put a skull-and-crossbones on their cigarette boxes, Nick points out that the cheese from the senator’s home state probably causes more heart-attacks than cigarettes, by clogging up arteries with cholesterol amazon musik ganze alben herunterladen.
While fighting a battle against the senator, he’s also trying to stop the former “Marlboro Man” whistle-blowing about his lung cancer, using a sleazy Hollywood agent (Lowe) to get cigarettes back into movies, falling for a beautiful journalist (Holmes) whose motives are as dubious as his own, and trying to bring up his young son to be a chip off the old block apartment rental contract free of charge.


This is a slick, sharp and witty satire on lobbying and political correctness. It seems to lampoon both sides equally, in a peculiarly good-natured way Download ps4 games or buy cd.
At times you feel it’s mocking those who want you to smoke. At other times, it’s mocking those trying to stop you. It also manages to take a swipe at the more obvious targets of Hollywood and the media youtube for free.
What’s particularly clever is that it lampoons hypocrisy on all sides, so while it mocks political correct health campaigners, it doesn’t do so by encouraging you to smoke download invitations for free. In fact, you don’t actually see a single cigarette in the entire film.
Few areas of modern society escape the barbs of first-time film-maker Jason (son of Ghostbusters director Ivan) Reitman, but by the end of the film, there’s little doubt where his sympathies lie sendung von tvnow downloaden.
The issues are kind of not the issue here – it’s a character comedy, peopled by folk teetering on the wrong side of surreal, each played to perfection by the likes of William H Macy and Rob Lowe pushy spiele herunterladen.
This is a thoroughly entertaining satire that bites hard enough to feel it, but not so hard as to leave a mark. In the same way, it probably won’t leave a mark on your pre-existing views, but you’ll certainly have fun, putting them to the test.

Opens nationwide 16th June 2006

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