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      Smoking Causes Coughing

      Released Mar 31, 2023 1 hr. 17 min. Comedy TRAILER for Smoking Causes Coughing: Trailer 1 List
      94% 85 Reviews Tomatometer 51% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A wildly inventive new comedy from Quentin Dupieux (MANDIBLES, RUBBER), SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING follows the misadventures of a team of five superheroes known as the Tobacco Force -- Benzene (Gilles Lellouche), Nicotine (Anaïs Demoustier), Methanol (Vincent Lacoste), Mercury (Jean-Pascal Zadi), and Ammonia (Oulaya Amamra). After a devastating battle against a diabolical giant turtle, the Tobacco Force is sent on a mandatory week-long retreat to strengthen their decaying group cohesion. Their sojourn goes wonderfully well until Lézardin, Emperor of Evil, decides to annihilate planet Earth. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Quentin Dupieux still isn't for everyone -- but if you're on his loopy wavelength, Smoking Causes Coughing causes laughter.

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      Marshall literally laughed my ass off the entire movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/06/23 Full Review Thom G Dupieux pushes the boundaries further than usual in this peculiar film, where numerous absurd moments are treated as mundane within an already bizarre and completely offbeat narrative. This results in an incredibly humorous experience, particularly if you enjoy this type of peculiar humor. Be prepared to laugh—a lot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review dave d A comedy that isn't funny, there's a good premise here but the film doesn't fire. Part farce and part tribute, the 81 minutes is utterly forgettable. When an oversexed rat is your most fun character your movie has lost the path. Final Score: 3.7/10 Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review Kevin L Didn't work for me on any level. Not sure what this Dupieux guy is 'smoking' but it isn't what I'm used to. The attempts at dark humor (I'm guessing that's what it was meant to be. ???) are put across poorly. It's as if these were just drama actors who don't know how to 'say things funny'. Then again, maybe it's partly a translation thing. The robot wasn't funny. The dick joke wasn't even funny, though feeble water strength and their scrubbing each other was worth a chuckle. I really could've used some laughs today, but this sucky clunker (sunker?) wasn't it. Hell, not even proof that her headlights were bigger. 2 stars Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Jason W I don't know what I've just watched but, but by jingo, I enjoyed it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/06/23 Full Review Vincent P A waste of time, not funny at all. It is a failed wannabe dark humour. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wendy Ide Observer (UK) Unpredictable, digressive, looping and parenthetical in structure, Smoking Causes Coughing is one of the most formally daring and unexpected films of the year. Rated: 4/5 Jul 9, 2023 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) Tongues are firmly in cheeks throughout, and Adèle Exarchopoulos steals the movie as a cheery smartphone addict who keeps vlogging into the digital abyss, even as she’s being pursued by a murderer. Rated: 4/5 Jul 7, 2023 Full Review Larushka Ivan-Zadeh metro.co.uk This brilliant oddity is truly a film like no other. Rated: 4/5 Jul 7, 2023 Full Review Diego Batlle Otroscines.com Although not among the director's most accomplished works, [Smoking Causes Coughing] has his stamp, his imprint, his bursts of physical humor and visual delirium. Attributes that are enough to make it a mostly enjoyable comedy. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/4 Mar 18, 2024 Full Review Jessica Scott We Who Walk Here Dupieux’s hilarious and horrifying new film Smoking Causes Coughing is an ironic breath of fresh air. Feb 1, 2024 Full Review Louisa Moore Screen Zealots With his eccentric sensibilities and wry humor, Dupieux has created a totally odd film featuring an unexpected and wildly inventive blend of satirical comedy, science fiction, and horror, and it’s my favorite thing he’s done so far. Dec 12, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A wildly inventive new comedy from Quentin Dupieux (MANDIBLES, RUBBER), SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING follows the misadventures of a team of five superheroes known as the Tobacco Force -- Benzene (Gilles Lellouche), Nicotine (Anaïs Demoustier), Methanol (Vincent Lacoste), Mercury (Jean-Pascal Zadi), and Ammonia (Oulaya Amamra). After a devastating battle against a diabolical giant turtle, the Tobacco Force is sent on a mandatory week-long retreat to strengthen their decaying group cohesion. Their sojourn goes wonderfully well until Lézardin, Emperor of Evil, decides to annihilate planet Earth.
      Director
      Quentin Dupieux
      Screenwriter
      Quentin Dupieux
      Distributor
      Magnolia Pictures
      Production Co
      Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, Gaumont
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 31, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 31, 2023
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $64.2K
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