Thank You for Smoking

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Dark comedy

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 110 (Rank from 2005: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • 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)
  • Connie Ray (Pearl)
  • Jason Reitman (Director)
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