We rented Thank You For Smoking this week and it is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a very long time. The movie centres around Nick Naylor, played by Aaron Eckhart, who is a Washington lobbiest for big tobacco. Its Nick's job to spin the truth into something that is favourable for big tobacco. A scene early in the movie highlight's Nick's ability while he attends his son's career day at school.
Little Girl: My mommy says cigarettes are bad for you.
Nick Naylor: Is your mommy a doctor?
NN: Is your mommy a research scientist?
NN: Then she doesn't sound like a very credible source.
As Nick says to his son, winning an argument is not about being right it is about showing how the other person could be wrong.
Based on the wonderful novel by Christopher Buckley.
This movie is a great rental for any evening when you are looking for a good laugh.