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The Smell of Success (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  20 January 2009 (USA)
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A comedy about manure salesmen in 1960s heartland America.

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Thaddeus Young
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Chet Pigford
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Jimmy St. James
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Cleveland Clod
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Agnes May
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Nelly the Nose
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Mrs. Smith
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Hot Dog Vendor
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Mr. Rose
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Housewife #5
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Miracle Worker
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Shotgun Farmer
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When a tragic accident ends the life of Mr. Rose, the genius behind Rose's Manure Company, the livelihood of its loyal fleet of salesmen threatens to go, as they say, into the toilet. Enter estranged daughter Rosemary, a high-class- cosmetics salesgirl, who steps in to take control. She is not sure she has a nose for the family business, but she is determined to make foul into profit. Little does she know that a ruthless, slick-talking fertilizer rep is plotting a takeover. Whether she likes it or not, she must trust her top salesman, Patrick Fitzpatrick, to devise a plan to regain Rose's rightful position on top of the heap. Written by S. Dance

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Taglines:

Don't Hold Your Breath!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and a drug situation | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

20 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manure  »

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Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Interesting story with a unappealing subject.
3 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Bof, I just saw the movie with my husband and I like the beginning but the story turned strange rapidly. Too much emphasis on the sh*t jokes. I really like Billy Bob Thornton thats why I rented the movie, I never heard of it before. I was at the video club and I rent it with 2 others movies. Tea Leoni was great but the character she played was too clumsy and it look a bit too surreal. The colour in the movie were strange, my husband didn't stop telling me that everything is brown! It was filmed in sepia, I was hoping that they will switched to normal colour but they only do at the end of the movie. The sepia got me very annoyed during the movie, it nice for a couple of minutes, half-hour maximum but the entire movie was too exaggerated. An average movie for a Wednesday night.


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