Thank You For Smoking | 2005

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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Main Plot

Thank You for Smoking follows the life of a charismatic tobacco lobbyist as he navigates the challenges of his job, media scrutiny, and his relationship with his son.


  • Nick Naylor, a tobacco lobbyist who uses his persuasive skills to defend the interests of the tobacco industry.
  • Cameron Bright plays Joey Naylor, the son of the main character who becomes a catalyst for the plot.
  • Maria Bello's character in Thank You for Smoking is Polly Bailey, a journalist and love interest of the protagonist.

Ending Explained

In the conclusion of "Thank You for Smoking," Nick Naylor successfully defends the tobacco industry in a televised debate against a former Marlboro Man. Despite facing public backlash, he maintains his job as a spokesperson and continues to use his persuasive skills. Nick's relationship with his son improves, as he teaches him the art of argumentation. The film ends with Nick and his son sharing a cigarette on the rooftop, symbolizing their bond and Nick's unwavering dedication to his controversial profession.

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Jason Reitman Aaron Eckhart Cameron Bright Maria Bello