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Smiley Face

(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: R — for drug content and language
  • Director: Gregg Araki   Cast: Anna Faris, Adam Brody, John Cho, Matthew J. Evans, David Goldman
  • Running Time: 88 minutes
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Stuart Burkin


First Look Media

Release Date

Nov 16, 2007

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The one film shown at Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, and Toronto last year was not some European meditation on the Middle East but this stoner comedy featuring a talking dog and Carrot Top. Smiley Face, just out on DVD but still playing at the IFC Center, is a welcome 180-degree turn for Gregg Araki, who last directed the pedophilia drama Mysterious Skin. Anna Farris gives the comedic performance of last year as a struggling actor who accidentally eats her roommate's pot cupcakes and spends the rest of the day in a haze trying to replace them; co-stars Danny Masterson and John Krasinski are not to be missed as sci-fi-obsessed creeps, one of whom might be having sex with human skulls.


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