Smile (1975)

The backstage maneuverings at a California beauty pageant are the subject of this often cynical satire, which has developed a strong cult following. While much humor is found in the brutal competitiveness of the young contestants, the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Goes easy on everyone it skewers.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Great spoof of beauty pageants

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Effective satire on beauty pageants.

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

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'

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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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