Cha Cha Real Smooth is a crowd-pleasing, heartwarming movie that won big at the Sundance Film Festival. After the first one won over viewers, including the Oscars, could Cha Cha Real Smooth be another hidden gem on the streaming service? No, we’re not talking about CODA.
Cha Cha Real Smooth was shown for the first time at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January. It got good reviews and won the Audience Award in the US Dramatic category. It was also nominated for the festival’s Grand Jury Prize. It is now one of the big original movies that Apple TV Plus will show in 2022.
When Can We Get Cha Cha Real Smooth?
On June 17, Cha Cha Real Smooth will be available on Apple TV Plus and in some movie theatres. This is similar to how CODA came out before and after it won the Best Picture award, but that hasn’t happened often with Apple TV Plus’s library of original movies so far.
It was also announced that Cha Cha Real Smooth would be shown at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from June 8 to June 19. This is the same time the movie will be released on Apple TV Plus.
Review of Cha Cha Real Smooth
Cha Cha Real Smooth was a big hit with the crowds at Sundance 2022, as shown by the awards it won, but what did the critics think? They too liked it a lot.
As of June 15, Cha Cha Real Smooth has a 91 percent “Certified Fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 75 on Metacritic, which puts it safely in the “Good” category on the site. The Cha-Cha Real Smooth review on What to Watch praised the movie’s charm and insight, especially from star Dakota Johnson.
How Does the Story Go in Cha Cha Real Smooth?
Here is what Apple TV Plus says about Cha Cha Real Smooth: “Andrew, 22 and just got out of college, is stuck at home with his family in New Jersey because he doesn’t know what to do next. But if there’s one thing that should be on his nonexistent resume, it’s that he knows how to get a party going.
This makes him the perfect person to dance with to get people excited at his younger brother’s classmates’ bar and bat mitzvahs. When Andrew makes friends with a local mom, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally sees a future he wants, even if it might not be his own.”
Who Plays the Roles in Cha Cha Real Smooth?
Cooper Raiff, who plays Andrew in Cha Cha Real Smooth, is the movie’s writer, director, and star. Dakota Johnson, who plays Domino, a local mom with whom he forms a bond, is also in the cast. Johnson has become a well-known figure in Hollywood, while Raiff is a rising star who we’ll talk about more below.
Johnson first became known for her role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. Since then, she has had roles in movies like Suspiria, Bad Times at the El Royale, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and The Lost Daughter, which have helped boost her popularity. Johnson is also one of the people in charge of making Cha Cha Real Smooth.
Leslie Mann (This Is 40, The Bubble) and Brad Garrett (Finding Nemo, Everybody Loves Raymond) is also in the cast as Andrew’s mother and stepfather. Raul Castillo (Army of the Dead) plays Joseph, who is engaged to Domino, and Odeya Rush (Lady Bird) plays Macy, Andrew’s friend.
Evan Assante plays David, Andrew’s younger brother, and Vanessa Burghardt plays Lola, Domino’s daughter. Both are new to the show, but they have significant parts.
Who Is in Charge of Cha Cha Real Smooth?
As was said above, Cooper Raiff not only stars in the movie, but he also wrote and directed it. Raiff’s third movie, Cha Cha Real Smooth, is set to be his most enormous thanks to being picked up by Apple TV Plus. However, he has been building his reputation at film festivals, especially with his second movie, Shithouse.
Shithouse, which is about a lonely college freshman who makes friends with his resident assistant, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival and brought the young director some attention. Behind the camera, he is moving from movies to TV.
He is co-writing and directing the Amazon Studios project Exciting Times, based on Naoise Dolan’s book of the same name. Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor will play the lead role.
How to Watch Cha Cha Real Smooth
Cha Cha Real Smooth is an Apple TV Plus movie, which means that when it comes out on June 17, anyone who has a subscription to the streaming service can watch it.
Cha Cha Real Smooth comes out in theatres in the US and UK on June 17, so you don’t have to be an Apple TV Plus subscriber to watch it then. But it’s only coming out in a few theatres, so check sites like Fandango to see if and where it’s playing near you.