Movie "Thank You for Smoking." Movie Review

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  • Subject: Sports - Drugs
  • Type: Movie Review
  • Paper: #16622962
  • Related Topics: Smoking, Movie, Film, Cigarette

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This also makes an additional and still very strong point about the values of the contemporary world, that is the material ones.

Another issue that can be discussed is that of personal freedom. Nick Naylor may be a very intelligent and skilled orator, but he is not forcing people to do something against their will. All people ought to be able to decide for themselves. We have absolute freedom and control over ourselves. Therefore should we decide to harm ourselves through various vices such as drinking or smoking, why should there be anyone to prevent us from doing it? Does the stare still have the role to protect its citizens? Are the anti-smoking campaigns really made for the benefit of the people or is it everything about financial interests? Are there such things as the devil's advocates or do we have to take care of ourselves on our own? Do we live in a system which is against us? These are some of the questions which "Thank you for smoking" through its ironic perspective makes the viewer wonder about.

Another strong point that the movie makes is that any type of argument can be demonstrated as being true and this happens regardless of its truth value. In other words today's dynamics go beyond ethics and the individual ought to prepare himself for such an approach in order to preserve himself.

Bibliography:

Ebert, R. (March 24, 2006). Thank you for smoking. Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved April 20, 2010 from http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060323/REVIEWS/60314009/1023

Puig, C. ( 16 March, 2006) "Thank you for smoking" is a breath of fresh air. USA Today. Retrieved April 20, 2010 from http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2006-03-16-thank-you-smoking_x.htm

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Bibliography:

Ebert, R. (March 24, 2006). Thank you for smoking. Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved April 20, 2010 from http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060323/REVIEWS/60314009/1023

Puig, C. ( 16 March, 2006) "Thank you for smoking" is a breath of fresh air. USA Today. Retrieved April 20, 2010 from http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2006-03-16-thank-you-smoking_x.htm

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