Thank you for smoking!

The whole August my friend Katrin and I waited to see this movie. Simply the imagination of a person being a really successful lobbyist for the tobacco industry stirred up our curiosity. Finally on Wednesday we managed to see this movie – and where delighted.

Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today’s neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots and an opportunistic senator, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes, but he begins to think about how his work makes him look in the eyes of his young son Joey.

This short plot outline by Fox Searchlight Pictures outlines the plot of that movie. But it is more but just that story - the dialogues are sharp and funny – and (even without making a clear statement against or in favor) the movie has a message:
It’s important to have the chance to decide – and not being patronized!

A contrary few in context of the education of children has a German educator Bernhard Bueb, who was manager of "Schloss Salem" a German elite boarding school.. In my opinion he has some very gross views. Just have a look at the SPON-article (German). But I might get back to this discussion in tome other topics.. I was talking about that extraordinary movie!

Katrin and I enjoyed the movie very much and had many chances to laugh, although some of the jokes were almost to fast to recognize. to get all of the jokes I’m really looking forward to see this movie in English!

Jay’s rating (5/5)

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  1. Questionnaire 2006

    I had this meme last year, and I thought it might be nice to answer it again. Last year it was dominated by issues during my stay in Malaysia. Guess this year it's a little less extraordinary.Gained or lost weight? – Don't know, don't care - my friends


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  1. Sabine says:

    *Zum Interview mit dem Schuldirektor: da is sicher manches richtige dran, manches sehe ich anders, aber nun. Nur fällt mir schon wieder auf, daß man, um eine Diskussion anzuregen, leider immer noch polemisieren und polarisieren muß. (Siehe auch die Eva-Herman-Diskussion)

  2. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Tja, da ne differenzierte Stellungnahme zu schreiben ist schwierig. Aber ich finde im Allgemeinen Herr Bueb bevormundet die Jugendlichen zu sehr. Wobei ich auch der Meinung bin, dass Eigenverantwortung etwas ist, dass man sich verdienen sollte.. Wie gesagt, alles net so trivial.

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