Blue in the Face
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Director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Paul Auster had enough storylines and characters left over from their charming comedy Smoke to make another film, so they shot Blue In The Face immediately after Smoke was completed. The film once again centers on the Brooklyn Cigar Store and manager Auggie (Harvey Keitel), although most of the other characters are different. The store owner's frustrated wife Dot (Roseanne) is one of them, and one of the plotlines follows her attempts to seduce Auggie. Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Lily Tomlin, and Lou Reed (as himself) also put in appearances. Blue In The… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"A freewheeling offshoot of the good indie Smoke"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Improvisational film which was made as a companion piece to the far-superior "Smoke". This movie has some good parts to it, but is too disjointed to hold your attention."
‑ Larry Carroll, Countingdown.com
"Not as good a smoke as the first, but worth a puff."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
""Smoke" follow-up lacks the first flick's spark and humor."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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