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The Smokers
The Smokers
Actors: Dominique Swain, Busy Philipps, Keri Lynn Pratt, Nicholas M. Loeb, Oliver Hudson
Director: Kat Slater
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
R     2002     1hr 36min

No Description Available. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: R Release Date: 2-NOV-2004 Media Type: DVD
     
     

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Actors: Dominique Swain, Busy Philipps, Keri Lynn Pratt, Nicholas M. Loeb, Oliver Hudson
Director: Kat Slater
Creators: Alex Hernandez, Kenny Golde, Michael Niemtzow, Quincy Jones
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, School Days, Drama, Pop
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/05/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 18
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Deborah D. (pmdeborah) from YORK, PA
Reviewed on 7/23/2010...
Everything about this movie sucked!! Besides all of the bad it had a sad ending.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Pointless Dribble
Karl | 02/13/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"There is no true plot to this movie. It is genuinely meaningless. The movie centers around four girls who decide to teach men a lesson by assaulting them at gun point and rape them. Led by the sexual promiscuous member of the group, they set to first get "revenge" on one of the girl's boyfriends who just took her virginity. But here is where the movie comes undone. The guy did nothing wrong. He never raped or took advantage of the girl. She had what effectively amounts to buyer's remorse. Moreover, the promiscuous girl announces that their criminal actions were going to be done for "all women." With equal nebulous mindless indiscrimination, all men somehow become culpable for some baseless reason. The girls bumble their attempts, even somewhat humorously trying to arouse a young gay man. In the interim, the promiscuous leader, while having announced to her friends the worthlessness of the male race, goes out and pursues the worse examples of manhood, getting over her head with one married man, who brutally rapes her in front of his limo driver after throwing her over the hood of the car. The scenes erratically jumped from one to another with no smooth transitions or logical flow. Midway through the movie the original premise that the movie was based, namely punishing guys, disintegrates into a completely mindlessly undirected sequence of events. In one, the shrinking violet who just recently lost her virginity begins to have sex with another guy, but once again she decides she doesn't want sex with him and suddenly pulls out a gun and ends up shooting him to death. Perhaps this chick is just gay and doesn't know it or really is frightened by sex with men. But then again, why is she going with men and pursuing sex with them? The movie ends with the leader of the group burning to death in a comedy of unrealistic errors in trying to set off a fire alarm but inadvertently causes a real fire to rage through a school. That's it. That is the whole move. The whole, worthless, pointless movie. It makes no sense because there was no point to it. None of the female characters are coming across sympathetic. None were victims by anything other than their own stupidities. The leader of the group calls guys "mental midgets" but she ends up proving herself the smallest mental midget of all. The girls get themselves into their predicaments by mindlessly following an idiot and never once thinking or rationally analyzing the reality and truth of their lives in any honestly introspective way. Unlike the girls in the movie Foxfire, who are actually victimized and get revenge on their victimizer, you don't feel any sympathy for these mindless, witless wonders. The movie has no plot, the acting is awful, the editing is even worse, and the dialogue is horrifically unimaginative. The movie as a whole lacks any substance or purpose and never tells any kind of story. This therefore is NOT a movie but cinematographic masturbation."
The director is now making porn
Betty La Fongga | 04/07/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is an absolutely terrible film. So bad is this film, that the director herself has never even watched the final cut. So bad in fact, that she packed it in and gave up on Hollywood. Christina Peters is now directing Hustler's "Young Sluts Inc" under the name "Kat Slater". I just hope for the sake of porn she has learned a thing or two about how to make a good, or at least tolerable "bad" movie."
A Dog With Fleas
Only-A-Child | 09/16/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"So these three girls are outcasts, because they smoke but mostly because they are infantile. There's Karen (Freaks & Geek's/Dawson's Creek's Busy Phillips), a scholarship girl who is as irritating but not quite as sexy as Shelley Winters in "The Poseidon Adventure", and Lisa (Keri Lynn Pratt who was Miss New Hampshire a couple years earlier), and Jefferson (Ms. Swain-everyone's favorite "Lolita"). So guess who the writer/director uses for her most erotic shots? That's right Phillips the screaming buffalo. And they wonder why these things lose money.

My guess is a no-talent and soon to be pornmaker woman happened to see a 1968 movie called "Three In the Attic" (which has never been released on video) and thought that she could get away with stealing the story. So she began to remake the film without buying the rights or acknowledging that it was a remake. Her boyfriend, who financed it so he could co-star and drool on "Lolita", panicked and ordered her to make last minute script changes to avoid a lawsuit. At least this would account for the totally nonsensical storyline.

One easy and generally reliable way to avoid dogmeat stuff like this is to check out the industry experience of whoever is credited with art direction and production design. If it is their first credit you know the picture will be horrible.

Watch this only if you are absolutely determined to see everything Thora Birch has done. She made this between "American Beauty" (before its release) and "Ghost World". Although I am sure that she would like it off her resume she actually does a good job in a small role. You recognize her voice more than her face and it takes a while because you are struggling internally with disbelief, like if Emma Thompson had made an appearance in "The New Guy".

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child."