Cha Cha Real Smooth is a crowd-pleasing, heartwarming movie that won big at the Sundance Film Festival. No, we’re not talking about CODA. After the first one won over viewers, including the Oscars, could Cha Cha Real Smooth be another hidden gem on the streaming service?
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 set to be one of the big original movies that Apple TV Plus will show in 2022. Here is all the other information you need about Cha Cha Real Smooth?
Andrew asks a party host out on a date, but she says no because they are so different in age. Ten years later, Maya, Andrew’s girlfriend, moves to Barcelona to finish her Fulbright. David, Andrew’s brother, asks him to a Bar Mitzvah.
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Andrew gets people at the party to dance. He meets Domino and her daughter Lola, who has autism. Andrew’s friends have been talking about Domino in a bad way. Andrew talks to Domino and gets Lola on the dance floor, which surprises Domino.
The moms at the party notice how charismatic he is and decide to hire him to start parties at upcoming Bar Mitzvahs. He calls himself the Jig Conductor, and he wants to use the money to go to Barcelona and see Maya again.
Andrew is no longer the DJ at his next party because he stood up to a kid who was picking on Lola. He finds Domino with blood all over her in the bathroom. He and Lola find her a change of clothes, and Andrew drives them home.
Domino tells Andrew that she is engaged to someone named Joseph, who works in Chicago. She says the blood wasn’t from her period but from a miscarriage she had recently. Domino hires Andrew to watch over Lola.
Later, Andrew has sexual contact with his friend Macy. The next day, Andrew talks to David and interviews for an internship. At a party, Andrew meets Joseph, and later, he hangs out with Domino and Lola.
Andrew starts to worry that Maya is seeing someone in Barcelona, so his mother tries to make him feel better. Andrew puts Lola to bed by scratching her back, which she had only ever let Domino do before. Before he leaves, Andrew sees that both Domino and Joseph are upset.
Andrew gets the job as a trainee. He talks to Domino about how she is getting married to Joseph, and they kiss. Andrew and David fight for a while when they get back home. Andrew is no longer Lola’s babysitter because Joseph fired him.
David almost got his first kiss, but he had to leave to stop some kids from being mean to Lola. At the Bar Mitzvah, Andrew’s family and the other guests get into a fight. Andrew says that he loves Domino.
She turns him down by telling him she loves Joseph, even though it doesn’t seem like she does. Joseph is grateful to Andrew for looking after his family. Andrew makes the decision that he doesn’t want to go to Barcelona.
He plans to leave instead. Andrew and Domino say their last words. She tells him to enjoy his life to the fullest before committing to anything. David tells Andrew that he kissed for the first time at school. After six months, Joseph and Domino get married. Andrew has fun dancing at a bar.
- Cooper Raiff plays Andrew, a graduate of Tulane University who just moved back home.
- Dakota Johnson as Domino
- Evan Assante played David, the younger brother of Andrew.
- Vanessa Burghardt was cast as Lola, the daughter of Domino.
- Leslie Mann plays Andrew’s mom, Lisa.
- Brad Garrett as Stepdad Greg
- Raúl Castillo as Joseph, Domino’s fiancé
- Colton Osorio as Rodrigo
- Amara Pedroso Saquel as Maya, Andrew’s girlfriend
- Odeya Rush plays Andrew’s high school friend Macy.
- Margaret is played by Brooklyn Sloane Ramirez.
- Kelly O’Sullivan as Bella
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 will be shown at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from June 8 to June 19. This is the same time that the movie will be released on Apple TV Plus.
The Reviews 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 per cent “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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Cha Cha Real Smooth: How to Watch
Cha Cha Real Smooth is an Apple TV Plus movie, which means that anyone who pays for the streaming service can watch it. But you don’t have to be an Apple TV Plus subscriber to watch Cha Cha Real Smooth.
On June 17, the movie will also be shown in US and UK movie theatres. But it’s only coming out in a small number of theatres, so check sites like Fandango to see if and where it’s playing near you.
How Long Is Cha Cha Real Smooth?
The length of Cha Cha Real Smooth is 1 hour and 47 minutes.