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  • Summary: A young girl discovers that sometimes what you do for someone else can be a life-changing experience...for yourself. (Dark Forest LLC )
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 63
    Smile feels like one man's answer to movies increasingly overloaded with sex and violence.
  2. Causes don't get much worthier, and Smile is a labor of love, a portion of the film's proceeds earmarked for the humanitarian group.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    Well-meaning but dramatically lopsided tearjerker bogs down in generic teen angst and domestic squabbling.
  4. Overall, it's pretty elementary stuff, along the lines of a Disney Channel TV movie. It's uplifting, and it's in a good cause.
  5. 50
    If the dialectics here are strictly Hallmark, the film is lifted by some nice location work - all of the Chinese scenes are shot around Shanghai - and deepened somewhat by the bleak depiction of the emotional lives of Katie, her family and her friends.
  6. Smile is like a dose of cod liver oil: It may be good for you, but it's no fun.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2

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