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Cha Cha Real Smooth

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2022
  • Cooper Raiff
  • 107 mins
  • 15

Summary

A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

With its optimistic view of humanity and light handling of deeper themes, this comedy drama is a touching charmer. Cooper Raiff, who also writes and directs, plays the recently graduated Andrew. With no plan for what direction to take forward, he has moved back home. A potential, if odd, job avenue opens up when he takes his little brother to a bar mitzvah where Andrew's knack at getting the kids on the dance floor sees a queue of parents book him for similar parties. This means he repeatedly encounters engaged mum Domino (Dakota Johnson) and her autistic daughter Lola (Vanessa Burghardt). Andrew finds an immediate connection with both, becoming a babysitter for Lola as it seems Domino might be also starting to fall for his charms. There's a genuine sense of longing in the film - not just for romance but, in Domino's case, the freer approach to life that Andrew represents. If Raiff works a little too hard to wrap up everyone's story neatly, his care for these characters proves infectious.

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Credits

Cast

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AndrewCooper Raiff
DominoDakota Johnson
DavidEvan Assante
LolaVanessa Burghardt
Andrew's MomLeslie Mann
Stepdad GregBrad Garrett
JosephRaúl Castillo

Crew

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DirectorCooper Raiff

Details

Released on
2022-06-17
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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