Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thank you for smoking

Interesting film. Intriguing without being gripping, consistently entertaining without being laugh out loud funny. It was one of those films that keeps you watching because you just have no idea where the story is going to go.

The film is basically a character study of Nick Naylor, the 'face' of the big tobacco companies. His job is to defend the tobacco companies in the public arena. And he is very good at his job.

As is usual in these sorts of movies, we see things going well for him, then things going badly, then a couple of unexpected twists and finally he is faced with a decision that could change his life. Does he repent and change his ways? Well, that would be telling.

This is not a 'must see' movie. But its quite far from being a 'must avoid' movie too. Its quirky and entertaining with a darkly comic edge. If you like that sort of thing this is well worth a look.

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