Smiley Face
Smiley Face (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

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

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

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.

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Michael Dequina

Faris's prodigious comic gifts can only go so far with a one-note premise.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

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.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

The real reason to invest your time is Anna Faris, America's best-kept comedy secret and long overdue for the kind of major stardom her male counterparts enjoy as a matter of course.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A limp, unfunny time-waster.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

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New York Magazine/Vulture

Basically a sketch padded out to feature length, the film constantly hovers on the edge between amiable and annoying.

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Steve Ramos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Anna Faris receives a well-deserved spotlight role, and her funniest character to date, in director Gregg Araki's stoner comedy Smiley Face.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
paul oh
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… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Drugs are bad. probably.
Drew Smith
Fuck. Just get high and watch Smiley Face and appreciate its complete loopiness and the incredible perceptiveness with which it depicts stoned behavior. The… More
Cast: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Jane Lynch, Danny Trejo, John Cho, Adam Brody, Danny Masterson, Michael Hitchcock, Natashia Williams, Rick Hoffman, David… More
Alexis Nomm
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… More
jay nixon
Incredibly moronic film about a a girl who is a waste of space doing stupid things. Worthless.