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Smiley Face (2007)



Critic Consensus: Although many of the jokes have been done before, Anna Faris's bright performance and Gregg Araki's sharp direction make Smiley Face more than your average stoner comedy.

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Jane F, an unsuccessful slacker actress, is having a bad day. And it's getting more outrageous and comically surreal by the minute. Jane's misadventures begin when she treats herself to a batch of cupcakes left unattended by her psycho roommate that prove not as innocent as they appear, Soon, she is trying to cross town so she can repay an unforgiving drug dealer, attend an audition, and somehow replace the precious cupcakes. Bumming a ride from her roommate's friend--who is totally infatuated with her--she sets out on a long, strange trip. And, when the original manuscript of the Communist Manifesto falls into her hands, things really get out of control.

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Danny Masterson
as Steve the Roommate
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Roscoe Lee Browne
Adam Brody
as Steve the Dealer
Brian Posehn
as Bus Driver
Rick Hoffman
as Angry Face
Jim Rash
as Casting Assistant
Jayma Mays
as Actress in Waiting Room
Davenia McFadden
as Bus Passenger
John Krasinski
as Brevin Ericson
Joey "Coco" Diaz
as Security Guard
John Cho
as Mikey
Jane Lynch
as Casting Director
Kai Cofer
as Man with Weird Beard
Michael Shamus Wiles
as Officer Jones
Marion Ross
as Shirley
Michael Hitchcock
as Laundry Room Man
Robert Michael Morris
as Man Walking Dog
as Hercules
Richard Riehle
as Mr. Spencer
Natashia Williams
as Motorcycle Rider
Scott Thompson
as Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson
Chad Mountain
as Marijuana Jesus
Dave Allen
as Hippie #1
William Zabka
as Prison Guard
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Critic Reviews for Smiley Face

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (12)

A limp, unfunny time-waster.

October 22, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Despite its laid-back script, Smiley Face is as prankishly political as Mr. Araki's Doom Generation...

December 28, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5

Dylan Haggerty has written an eleventh-hour candidate for the funniest movie of 2007, that Gregg Araki has directed his finest film since 1997's Nowhere, and that Faris, flawless, rocks their inspired idiot odyssey in a virtuoso comedic turn.

December 28, 2007 | Full Review…

It's a fittingly loose, shambling little nothing of a comedy that's occasionally inspired, but at least a draft or two short of its potential. Still, it's a pleasure to watch Faris wander slack-jawed through a surreal day in Los Angeles.

December 26, 2007 | Rating: B
Top Critic

One shudders to think what Smiley Face might have been with someone like Paris Hilton in the role. But Faris has this character -- a bright, sweet college graduate with a temporarily incapacitated brain -- down perfect.

December 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4

Araki's latest is surprisingly mellow in its examination of ganja-fueled apathy.

December 19, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Smiley Face

Its really funny until you realize that smoking pot can ruin your life in less than 24 hours. I liked it since it actually had a realistic view of what its like being smacked and how other people see you. Dealer: "You're going to have to pay me" Anna Faris: Oh my GOD! Are you going to kill me?! Dealer: "No Im a pot dealer, Ill probably take your couch or something" hahahahah

paul oh
paul oh

Super Reviewer

Fuck. Just get high and watch Smiley Face and appreciate its complete loopiness and the incredible perceptiveness with which it depicts stoned behavior. The only times it falters is when it breaks the illusion with something vaguely out of place (Anna Faris's meat factory diatribe), but chances are if you're watching the movie correctly you'll probably laugh anyway. Not for everyone, obviously, but sure to please its intended audience.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

Super Reviewer


This movie follows the adventures of a girl who had about 8 too many pot cupcakes. Her logic is shot. I thought it was really funny, but frustrating. Burn outs stress me out. But after watching this movie I can see what prop 19 didn't pass, everyone got too high and forgot to vote.

Alexis Nomm
Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

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