Thank You for Smoking (2005)

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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 86% / Audience 87%

8/10

Rated R 1 hr 35 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION
Jason Reitman
CAST
Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Aaron Eckhart Nick Naylor
Maria Bello Polly Bailey
Cameron Bright Joey Naylor
Adam Brody Jack
Sam Elliott Lorne Lutch
Katie Holmes Heather Holloway
Rob Lowe Jeff Megall
William H. Macy Senator Ortolan Finistirre
Robert Duvall The Captain
David Koechner Bobby Jay Bliss
J.K. Simmons BR
Kim Dickens Jill Naylor