Cha Cha Real SmoothAmerican Cooper Rave’s second film, only 25, will be spotted on Apple TV+ and we tell you why it shouldn’t be missed.
Sundance Festival, a major event for American independent cinema, is the perfect place to discover emerging talent in American cinema. During the 2022 edition, Cha Cha Real Smooth Won the audience award. Cha Cha Real Smooth It is the second film by young director, screenwriter and actor Cooper Rafe.
In his first movie, Cheetos, who also won the Grand Prix of the Festival Jury for the South by Southwest (another major festival for the indie scene), interpreted a young adult freshman from college. Here, Cooper Raiff interprets this time as a recent graduate (as well as remaining in charge of directing and script).
Andrew, a lost income coming back to live with his parents after college, She becomes a babysitter for Domino’s daughter (Dakota Johnson), an older woman who will become obsessed with him pretty quickly. Undoubtedly inspired winnerAnd the Cha Cha Real Smooth It offers a clever and poignant revisit of a romantic comedy. We give you three good reasons to watch the movie released on June 17, 2022 on Apple TV +.
Because the director is a bit genius
At only 25 years old, Cooper Rave is considered by many as well A big name in the future in independent cinema It was even Compared to the American press, Richard LinklaterAge specialist. After taking acting lessons as a child and writing his first play in college, he left his native Dallas Texas and went to study film at Occidental College, a college in Los Angeles where Terry Gilliam and Ben Affleck also studied.
After talking about transitioning from high school to college in his first movie, Cooper Rave decided to focus on another moment that could be quite traumatic after college. and lo Cha Cha Real Smooth not a sequel to Cheetos, it can be approximately one. Obviously, Rafe draws inspiration from his own experience when writing his 22-year-old character in the film.
If all this is not enough, in addition to writing and directing the film, he also plays the main role in it Cha Cha Real SmoothProduced and also credited with editing. Excellent in this role A young graduate who became a hot dog seller and then a bar mitzvah artistCooper Rave embodies a character that is as honest as he is touched, obsessed with the idea of pleasing those around him.
Lost but a role model for his younger brother
Because Dakota Johnson
after, after the missing daughter Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson confirms two things: She’s gorgeous (but we’ve known that for a long time) and she plays the distressed young mother so well. Domino’s life is often sad with an often absent fiancé and a teen with autism. When she meets Andrew, she finds in him a loyal friend and potential father to her daughter who soon becomes friends with the young adult.
The duo, who never become a real pair, work great. Their interactions are touching, often funny and never exaggerated. in like the before the sun riseAnd the Cha Cha Real Smooth Get to feel the chemistry that emanates from the two charactersChemistry looks completely natural.
And the Dakota Johnson shines again And that her blue eyes catch us again, she’s not the only one doing great. We’ll remember Vanessa Burghardt, the truly autistic young actress who plays here in her first movie, but we’ll also remember Leslie Mann’s performance, Judd Apatow’s muse, as an anxious mother who’s willing to do anything to make her children happy.
Loving relationship between mother and daughter
For its mix of genres and tones
If she deals with the passage between college and the adult world, Cha Cha Real Smooth He copies other, no less important moments in human life under construction. From the top of his 22 years, Andrew went from bar mitzvah to bar mitzvah to fulfill his new career as a waiter and Therefore, the spectator finds himself witnessing the various rites of passage Like his younger brother’s first kiss, or rather his first kiss attempt. In this, the film can be considered adulthood, but not only.
Cooper Raiff’s feature film also revisits the icons of romantic comedies and makes His male character is the true romance of the story. He is the one who cries in the car and sees his little heart broken since the memories of the beginning. Cha Cha Real Smooth He refuses to provide a classic happy ending and prefers to see the romantic experience, and its disappointment, as an obligatory passage, as a stage in life.
Find your part of the baby
In addition to the perfect balance between coming of age and rom com, the movie also has fun blending tones. Sometimes it’s very funny and then quickly very sad, Cooper Rave decided not to choose between comedy and drama And suggesting a work that would succeed in navigating the two without any direction dominating the other.
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