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Plot: Fresh out of college and stuck at his New Jersey home without a clear path forward, 22-year-old Andrew begins working as a party starter for bar/bat mitzvahs—where he strikes up a unique friendship with a young mom and her teenage daughter.
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|7.3/10 Votes: 17,641|
|86% | RottenTomatoes|
|69/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 148 Popularity: 23.375 | TMDB|
Cooper Raiff did just about everything on this quickly paced and rather touching comedy drama. He plays the 22-year old “Andrew”, whom we first meet as a young boy who has a crush on a party starter. Dejected after his inevitable rejection, we skip on a few years to when he is using his considerable social skills to get folks up and dancing at the seemingly never ending series of bar/bat mitzvah’s in his town. It’s at one such gathering that he meets “Domino” (Dakota Johnson) and her autistic daughter “Lola” (a strong performance from Vanessa Burghardt). The challenge is to get the shy young girl to dance and the result is a sitter job and a relationship, of sorts, with her mother – already engaged to the frequently out of town “Joseph” (Raúl Castillo). What now ensues is a gently comedic, but quite potent story that offers the young and charismatic “Andrew” (he reminded me a lot of Jack Whitehall!) with an opportunity to shine. It’s about love, yes, but it’s about hope and managing expectations too; with this young man, like so many of us at that age, trying to start out in life on as sure a footing as he can. It’s not all a barrel of laughs – there is plenty of emotional turmoil for him, “Domino”, his mother (Leslie Mann) and for his coming-of-age brother “David” (Evan Assante) and it illustrates also quite effectively just how cruel youngsters can be to each other; and how blind loyalty from their parents doesn’t help (though in this film, there are quite entertaining side-effects!). There is chemistry here between the confident Raiff and both Johnson and Burghardt, the soundtrack gets your toes tapping and the conclusion offers a reality that I rather appreciated. It’s good, this.
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“Cha Cha Real Smooth holds incredible authenticity elevated by superb performances and an emotionally impactful story.
Cooper Raiff builds extremely relatable protagonists who need each other to learn how to overcome their intricate, uncertain stages of life. Raiff and Dakota Johnson share remarkable chemistry, humbly indulging in their flawed human characters.
Appreciating this type of film depends heavily on the life experiences of each viewer due to the genuinely real environment surrounding the entire narrative. Personally, the heartfelt approach to post-graduate life and the brilliant treatment of the autistic daughter touched my heartstrings.
Despite being quite simple and even too sweet and naive in several more serious moments, I couldn’t recommend this movie more. It deserved to be seen on the big screen.”
Cha Cha Real Smooth Review
This was the other film I was privileged to see during Sundance and it’s most likely gonna go down as one of my favorites of the year. Cha Cha Real Smooth has more of a personal connection to me with how it treats leaving home while you still have a younger sibling there. It really resonated with me and I’m not ashamed to say that the final scene of the film almost made me cry. It hit very close to home. The performances here are great. Major props to Cooper Raiff for Directing, Writing, and starring in this because the writing and his performance were fantastic. His direction was pretty good but the writing and acting outshined it. His character feels very realistic. He gets in over his head a lot but tries his best to make others feel happy and he usually succeeds at it. Dakota Johnson did a great job as well along with Vanessa Burghardt who plays her daughter. All of these characters that Raiff wrote are great. They feel personal and well thought out and play a major impact into the story. As you can tell, it was the characters and writing that really sold me for this film because those aspects genuinely are fantastic. The music and editing were good but really weren’t anything that special. I would highly recommend checking this film out whenever it hits theaters or streaming services if you want a more personal kind of story.
Who is this incredibly Talented Mr. Raiff?
This is the sweetest, freshest, most genuinely heartfelt movie that I’ve seen in ages.
The script is thoroughly original, warm and witty, and the story unfolds without a false moment or even a whiff of predictably. The direction is sensitive and assured, and the leading man is endearingly winning.
It blows my mind that all of these are the work of the same person: the 25-year-old Cooper Raiff.
If you are reading this, Mr. Raiff, bravo and congratulations! Whoever funded this film needs to give him more money to make more films.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Cooper Raiff
Writer Cooper Raiff
Actors Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Evan Assante
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Cooke S4 and Angenieux HR Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast 2.0
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Prores 4444 XQ (4K) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package, Video (UHD)