Smile (1975)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Emanuel Levy

A poignant satire dissecting American beauty pageants

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Jake Euker

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

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Fred Topel

Fun spoof of the beauty pageant industry. The kid with his sexual metaphors is the best.

Fernando F. Croce

Ritchie holds it together with rapid technique and a glancing eye

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

One of those inimitable small films that squares with human experience in genuine, funny and memorable ways

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Shane Burridge

The kind of film that immediately attracts the phrase 'wickedly funny'

Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Great spoof of beauty pageants

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Effective satire on beauty pageants.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
Released the same year as Robert Altman's "Nashville," "Smile" takes a similar satirical look at lowbrow American culture. What's… More
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