February 15, 2006

The First Great Movie of 2006

It's "Thank You For Smoking," Jason Reitman's satirical political comedy that I saw this morning. It's a rare treat from Hollywood- a political satire that's actually complex. Not fake-complex, like "Syriana," but actually complex in its loyalties- joyfully skewering both left and right. It's a movie about a tobacco lobbyist (Aaron Eckhardt) not afraid to make its protagonist look like a schmuck- nor to mock the self-righteous do-goodery of the anti-smoking movement. A hilarious, concise romp that confines its points into 90 minutes, without feeling rushed. See it when it comes out in March.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 15, 2006 05:21 PM

Looks great, was the infamous sex scene with Katie Holmes in tack?

Posted by: Petitedov at February 15, 2006 10:35 PM

For once BLOGGER, you actually seem right...and I don't mean right wing.

Posted by: A at February 20, 2006 12:03 AM
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