Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

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Director: Cooper Raiff Run Time: 107 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Evan Assante, Leslie Mann, Vanessa Burghardt

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 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.

“a big-hearted and remarkably mature film that tackles weighty concepts like family, identity, love, and mental illness through the story of a jubilant bar mitzvah party starter.”

—Tomris Laffly for Harper’s Bazaar 

About the filmmaker:

Cooper Raiff is an American filmmaker and actor. Raiff’s debut feature Shithouse (2020), which he starred in, directed, wrote, produced, and co-edited was an adaptation of a previous short film he worked on. He was encouraged to pursue filmmaking after tweeting a link to the short film to director Mark Duplass. His follow up film, Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022), won the Audience Award for the Dramatic Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

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