Review: Thank You for Smoking

As with most indie pictures, the danger of being too off-beat boring always looms. But with this ultra-low budget movie, there’s a high pace set at the start, and it doesn’t stop. The intrigue here isn’t really the story (which by all it’s lightheartedness, doesn’t have high impact), it’s how the dialogue develops. There’s a certain level of smartiness, that works in an enlightning way. As a subtle underlining, irony pours in now and then, enough to keep you smiling mostly throughout the movie. And while it’s a work of fiction, it somehow feels like a history lesson. And the biggest irony of it all is, it doesn’t matter if you’re pro- or anti-smoking, this is just a movie you’ll have to see for it’s artistic content.7½.

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