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  • Summary: 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 to be 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. (First Look International)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    90
    On the plus side, 100 percent sober when I watched it, I can say with some authority that 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.
  2. Gregg Araki's delirious Smiley Face is an unabashed valentine to Anna Faris, an opportunity for the actress to show that she can carry a movie composed of often hilarious nonstop misadventures.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    80
    Uproarious pothead comedy.
  4. 75
    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--a gifted, likeable comedian who tends to be the best element of many terrible movies.
  5. Reviewed by: Zack Haddad
    70
    This movie is all over the place. One giant discombobulated stoner trip that goes from one obscure adventure to another. And you know what? It is quite a fun, odd journey.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    70
    Despite its laid-back script, “Smiley Face” is as prankishly political as Mr. Araki’s “Doom Generation,” evincing a deep unease with the media-saturated capitalist nation that Jane crawls inside her bong to escape.
  7. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    A sterling space cadet performance by Anna Faris floats the genial if slight pothead comedy Smiley Face, a distaff "Dude, Where's My Car?"

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. Mar 12, 2011
    10
    This movie is one of my favorites. I bought it after the first time I saw it. It has an awesome cast and the movie is hilarious. Anna Faris is always so funny and this movie is so different, and so much fun. You apparently have to get the humor because I find this movie to be hilarious. Check it out! Collapse

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