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April 30, 2006

Thank You for Satire

Isabel and I saw Thank You for Smoking last night. At first, I was concerned that the film might take a political turn that would annoy me, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a fairly well balanced attack on most social institutions. It is a very witty and funny film about a charming if flawed modern day sophist (he considers himself "morally flexible") who works as a tobacco company lobbyist. The only objectionable material in the film are two kinky bedroom (really, bedroom/living room/kitchen) scenes with Katie Holmes, potty language, and an implausibly propagandistic gradeschool homework assignment. Other than that, it was a smart and funny film that you should go see...especially if you are taking freshman writing at UMD.

Posted by Peter Terp on April 30, 2006 at 04:37 PM | Permalink


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