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The American beauty-contest ritual is skewered by screenwriter Jerry Belson and director Michael Ritchie in Smile. The film takes place during an annual pageant in Santa Rosa, CA. The event is supervised by local mover and shaker Brenda DiCarlo (Barbara Feldon), to whom the contest is the most important thing on earth. Nothing -- not even the violent backlash of her neglected husband, Andy (Nicholas Pryor) -- is allowed to interfere with her pet project. Choreographer Tommy French (Michael Kidd), outwardly nasty and cynical, takes money out of his own pocket to insure the safety of the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A poignant satire dissecting American beauty pageants"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"like a season of I Love the '70s condensed into two hours, and in its intimation that this is a uniquely disposable culture it's decades ahead of VH-1"
‑ Jake Euker,
"Fun spoof of the beauty pageant industry. The kid with his sexual metaphors is the best."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Ritchie holds it together with rapid technique and a glancing eye"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"One of those inimitable small films that squares with human experience in genuine, funny and memorable ways"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The kind of film that immediately attracts the phrase 'wickedly funny'"
‑ Shane Burridge,
"Great spoof of beauty pageants"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"Effective satire on beauty pageants."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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