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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. 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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Smile is like a dose of cod liver oil: It may be good for you, but it's no fun.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. JebS.
    Jan 23, 2006
    0
    I really wish I liked this movie. I tried and tried and tried, but it was just torture. The film would be a great illustration for a film I really wish I liked this movie. I tried and tried and tried, but it was just torture. The film would be a great illustration for a film class on editing on exactly what not to do. You can't keep showing the same thing over and over and keep the viewer interested. Expand

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