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Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

A bumpy but endearing tale about coming of age in your late 20s

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3

movie

United States of America
English
Character-driven, Easy, Emotional
2022
Cooper Raiff
Brad Garrett, Colton Osorio, Cooper Raiff
108 min

Synopsis

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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.

Our Take

7.3
The Staff

Primarily, Cha Cha Real Smooth follows Andrew (Cooper Raiff) as he figures out what to do with his life post-college. But peripherally, it’s also about love, friendship, coming of age, and parenthood. Sometimes the movie wobbles under the weight of all it wants to be and you start to wonder whether it would benefit from a leaner script and a tighter focus. 

But ultimately, Cha Cha Real Smooth is endearing and a breeze to watch. Andrew is relatable as a know-it-all who doesn’t actually know it all, and Domino (Dakota Johnson) is moving as a young mother consumed by both her envy and love for Andrew. Despite its occasional unevenness, the film’s big emotional heart triumphs, and sometimes that’s the best that you can hope for in a story about one’s 20s.

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