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Thank You For Smoking
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, David Koechner, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, J.K. Simmons & Robert Duvall

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include two audio commentaries: one with Director Reitman, and another with Reitman, Aaron Eckhart, and David Koechner; 14 deleted scenes with optional Reitman commentary; an 18-minute clip from The Charlie Rose Show; a nine-minute making-of featurette; a five-minute featurette about living in a spin world; three galleries: Poster Art, Art Dept., and Storyboard; the theatrical trailer; and a plug for the Thank You For Smoking soundtrack.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2235511
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language and some sexual content
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/03/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jason Reitman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Nick Naylor's (Eckhart) flexible morals and ability to spin the truth come in handy as the mouthpiece for America's tobacco industry. Promoting an industry that kills 1,200 people daily can be a tough pitch, but his charm and charisma make it all come easily for him...that is until his bright-eyed and impressionable son (Bright) takes an interest in his career. Thank You For Smoking, which is based on Christopher Buckley's best-selling novel, is Jason Reitman's directorial debut. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture has a gritty stylization with dark shadows and is swathed in yellow overtones. The picture is generally nicely detailed, although some closeups can look a little too soft. Whites can look blown out and detail in the shadows can be limited. (Danny Richelieu)

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