Ed Driscoll

"Send Lobbyists, Guns & Money"

In the New York Sun, James Bowman looks at the new film version of Christopher Buckley’s Thank You For Smoking:

Generally, the film is fast-paced and never less than amusing, and as a satire on the public relations “industry,” it’s very enjoyable. I just think it would have been better if the satire had been given more of an edge, and if Nick had been given a less defensible case – say that of the trial lawyers who shook down the tobacco industry for billions.

Silly James–criticize trial lawyers? They’re but one of the growing list of subjects that are far too radical for stodgy old Hollywood to even consider touching.

(Via Armavirumque.)

Update: Don’t expect this film to be made by Hollywood anytime soon, either.