Smile is an American psychological horror movie from 2022. It was written and directed by Parker Finn, and it was based on his short film Laura Hasn’t Slept from 2020. In the movie, Sosie Bacon plays a therapist who starts to go through very scary and strange things after seeing a patient kill himself.
She comes to think that what she’s going through might be supernatural in the end. The movie also has parts for Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Caitlin Stasey, Kal Penn, and Rob Morgan.
The majority of reviews for the movie were positive. People liked the jump scares, the idea, the quality of the production, the sound design, and Bacon’s performance. Some people thought that the movie was just like other scary movies, like It Follows and The Ring.
Where Can I Stream the Movie “Smile”?
The first time anyone saw the Smile movie was at Fantastic Fest on September 22, 2022. Then, on September 27 of that same year, screenings took place at Beyond Fest.
Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures, said that Smile was only going to be available to stream on Paramount+, but test audiences liked it so much that the studio decided to also show it in theaters. Smile will come out in the United States on September 30, 2022.
Cast and Crew List for the Movie “Smile”
Dr. Rose Cotter, played by Sosie Bacon
Meghan Brown Pratt plays Rose, who is 10 years old.
Kyle Gallner played Joel, and Caitlin Stasey played Laura Weaver.
Trevor, played by Jessie T. Usher
Robert Talley played by Rob Morgan
Kal Penn as Dr. Morgan Desai
Robin Weigert as Dr. Madeline Northcott
Judy Reyes as Victoria Munoz
Holly (Gillian Zinser)
Dora Kiss is a mother
Kevin Keppy as Nightmare Mom
Greg played by Nick Arapoglou
Sara Kapner as Stephanie
Jack Sochet as Carl Renken
Smile Movie Synopsis
At a psychiatric ward, Dr. Rose Cotter meets Laura Weaver, a PhD student who saw her professor commit suicide and was just admitted. After the suicide, Rose sees a weak patient named Carl smile at her and tell her she’s going to die.
After Laura’s professor’s death, he smiled at her, so Rose went to see his wife, Victoria. Victoria said that her husband’s behavior changed after he saw a woman kill herself.
Also, the official summary says, “After seeing a strange and traumatic event happen to a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts having scary things happen to her that she can’t explain. Rose must face her troubled past if she wants to live and get away from her horrifying new life.