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Smiley Face (2007)

After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

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After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

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High. How are you?

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Rated R for drug content, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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16 January 2008 (France)  »

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$5,993 (USA) (18 November 2007)

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$9,397 (USA) (29 November 2007)
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John Cho who played Danny Trejo's co-worker in this film would later on play as his son-in-law in the film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011). See more »

Goofs

When Brevin's car is broken into the passenger window is smashed but in wide shots the window is intact. See more »

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Jane F.: C'mon, dude! We don't wanna be late to that dentist appointment of yours! "
[Jane smashes up the door of the car into a lamppost]
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The film's title does not actually appear in the main credits sequence and is represented by a 'smiley face' graphic instead. See more »


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Surface to Air
Written by Tom Rowlands (as Thomas Owen Rowlands) and Ed Simons (as Edmund John Simons)
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
Published by Universal Music Corp. o/b/o Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Delightful surprise from Gregg Araki
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gregg Araki takes off his usual kink'n'angst bisex-tinted spectacles and shows us the world from a stoner's perspective. Happily, this isn't the typical dumb serving of simulated stoned humor; it elegantly captures the flavor of such classic stoner moments as stoned paranoia, the giggles, massive confusion, stoned driving and "inspired while stoned." A huge factor in the success of this comedy is Anna Faris. She's been compared to Judy Holliday, but her subtly quirky performance in this movie is more reminiscent of a young Mary Tyler Moore, blending emotional humor with deft physical comedy, at once adorable, endearing and hilarious.

Araki milks her performance with simple yet inventive tech work, avoiding clichéd "stoned" camera tricks while making masterful use of his soundtrack to amp up the humor. And as usual for Araki, that soundtrack is loaded with great, hip, off-beat tunes spanning many musical eras, used effectively but subtly.

While obviously not a big budget film, the production values are top notch. Based on Araki's body of work, he's not only one of the hippest directors working today, but one of the most efficient.

The rest of the cast is perfect, including a small bit by Dylan Haggerty, who wrote the screenplay and deserves a huge "thank you" for breathing new life into the genre. His script is funnier, smarter, and more authentically captures the essence of being stoned than other drug comedies, including the very funny "Pineapple Express." Finally, while being stoned might enhance your enjoyment of this film, it is plain outright funny and would be extremely enjoyable straight, for anyone with a healthy sense of humor. In fact, it's a film that any sophisticated film buff should appreciate.


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