Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cha Cha Real Smooth

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Romantic dramedy from star, writer and director Cooper Raiff (SXSW-winner for 2020's Freshman Year). Fresh out of college, Andrew is living at home, working as a bar mitzvah party host, and stuck in arrested development. When he strikes up a friendship with Domino (Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey) and her autistic daughter, he finally discovers a future he wants - even if it might not be his own.

2022Rating: 15, strong language107 minsUSAPicturestart
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Cha Cha Real Smooth | Awards

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Winner of the Audience Award and U.S. Dramatic Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2022.

Cha Cha Real Smooth | Reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It’s a smart film that ends up also being surprisingly moving.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Raiff has created something that feels too primed to please and too eager to be loved...

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The Times

The Times

(It) has some very 1990s vibes (not in a good way)...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

It’s got all the narrative scope and self-awareness of a self-insert fanfic published on Blogspot.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

(Raiff is) too enamoured with his own character to realise that he’s often the least interesting person in the room.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(An) effortlessly funny and endlessly forgiving mash note to anyone who’s struggled to reconcile the life they got with the one they imagined for themselves...

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Vox

Vox

Raiff and Johnson’s performances turn (the film) into something irresistible and lovely.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Autistic actress Vanessa Burghardt is marvellous in her first feature role, and her quiet bonding scenes with Raiff are among the film’s most touching.

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Variety

Variety

This is one case where it’s hard to unlink the character’s self-regard from the filmmaker’s.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A smartly constructed, amiably appealing coming-of-age... (with) enough sharp edges to transcend the more familiar outlines of the script.

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Cha Cha Real Smooth | Release Details

Cha Cha Real Smooth is now playing in 2 cinemas in the United Kingdom. Cha Cha Real Smooth is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Apple TV+.