Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)



Critic Consensus: A touching dramedy that wears its heart proudly on its sleeve, Cha Cha Real Smooth further affirms writer-director-star Cooper Raiff as a talent to watch.

Movie Info

Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there's one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it's how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother's classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants -- even if it might not be his own. Cooper Raiff writes, directs and stars alongside Dakota Johnson, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann and newcomers Vanessa Burghardt and Evan Assante in this tale of unconventional love that brims with emotional honesty.


Critic Reviews for Cha Cha Real Smooth

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (17)

This delicate and unadulteratedly pro-romance film makes the ultimate statement on the idea of soul mates, mourning the tragedy of letting go of one with an abundant side of optimism.

February 1, 2022 | Full Review…

Cooper Raiff delivers an utter gem that beautifully reassesses the meaning and value of soulmates.

February 1, 2022 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Much like "Shithouse," "Cha Cha Real Smooth" is a sweet, sensitive comedy-drama populated by likeable characters who feel things deeply and are searching for contentment, which is always just out of reach.

January 31, 2022 | Full Review…

[Cha Cha Real Smooth] shows a maturation in the young filmmaker since Shithouse, but not in an ostentatious way. It's low-key and observational, and his Andrew is immature in all the right ways for a depiction of a 22-year-old.

January 30, 2022 | Full Review…

It might be insufferable if not for the charm of its writer-director-star, Cooper Raiff, and his chemistry with co-star Dakota Johnson

January 29, 2022 | Full Review…

This is a tale as old as time (or at least as old as The Graduate), yet Raiff elevates it so gently and empathetically that the well-trod beats somehow feel fresh all over again.

January 28, 2022 | Full Review…

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