R | | Comedy, Drama
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Leading up to its release, it was reported by numerous trade magazines that Tom Cruise had demanded a sex scene involving his wife, Katie Holmes, be cut from the movie. At the 2006 Hay-On-Wye book festival, Jason Reitman dismissed this report as complete rubbish, explaining that ... ...
After watching the footage of the Kent State shootings, Bobby Jay, then seventeen, signed up for the National Guard so that he, too, could shoot college students.
In the hospital cafeteria when Bobby tries to give Nick the handgun, his finger jumps from inside to outside the trigger guard between shots.
In the opening credits, printed under "A Jason Reitman Film" is "Established 1977", the year of Jason Reitman's birth.
$262,923 (USA) (19 March 2006)
$24,792,061 (USA) (10 September 2006)