Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sarah Marshall & Smoking

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (***)
Thank you for Smoking (****)

Thank you for Smoking PosterI didn't see this movie when it was in the theatres because I hate the title.  Last night I saw it on DVD and was thoroughly entertained.

It's about a tobacco industry lobbyist who is very good at what he does.  While he is busy selling smoking, he is also trying to instill some values in his son.

I think it's a very smart comedy (no slapstick here).

Click on the poster for more information about cast, script, etc.


 

image Forgetting Sarah Marshall is funny too, but not quite as smart.  One of the most remarkable things about this movie is that there is full frontal male nudity.  We are all used to seeing nude females from every possible angle, but men are usually shown from behind.  This movie proves that if you've seen one you've seen them all.  I guess the nudity is why it's rated R.

It's pretty, and pretty predictable.  I was entertained by some of the smart dialogue from Jason Segel (script writer and lead character), and the plot isn't totally stupid.

You can wait for the DVD for this one.

Click on the poster for more information about cast, script, etc.



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