Smiley Face


Smiley Face

Critics 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.


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 (35) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (12)

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

    Dec 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.

    Dec 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.

    Dec 26, 2007 | Rating: B

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    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.

    Dec 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Basically a sketch padded out to feature length, the film constantly hovers on the edge between amiable and annoying.

    Dec 17, 2007 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 16, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Smiley Face

  • May 26, 2016
    Arguably Anna Faris' best performance, it's not amazing but it's not dull either. I didn't like any of the characters but given that it had a banging soundtrack, I can forgive Araki.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2011
    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 o Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2011
    Compared to the films I have seen her in lately Anna Faris is hilarious! But the movie is just all over the place and gets kinda boring near the end.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2010
    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 S Super Reviewer

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