A Smile Like Yours (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 August 1997 (USA)
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Greg Kinnear plays a carriage-shy husband in a romantic comedy about a couple trying to conceive a child.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Robertson
Jennifer Robertson
Nancy Tellen
Steve Harris
Lindsay Hamilton
Richard Halstrom
Dr. Felber
Nurse Wheeler
Sheridan Samples ...
Barbara Larsen ...
Woman in Window / Woman on Plane
Tony Abou-Ganim ...
Nick Scoggin ...
Gene Nakashita ...
Karaoke Bar Owner
Lewis Brown ...
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A childless couple attempting to conceive discover that his sperm are "lazy". Several trips to a fertility clinic prove fruitless. Also, the wife had surreptitiously quit taking the pill and provided her doctor with a sperm sample before the husband agreed to start trying to have a baby. The deception alienates the husband for a time. To compound things, a female architect has the hots for the husband and lures him out of town on business at exactly the wrong time. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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The shortest distance between two people is a certain smile. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sex-related material | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una sonrisa como la tuya  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,163,576 (USA) (22 August 1997)


$3,247,524 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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You Will Smile Only When You Turn Off This Rubbish........
28 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is meant to be a comedy but mainly bad taste, and nothing remotely causing a smile in the film. The movie is about a couple trying for a child, and those people in real life who are in that situation will wince at the depictions that are portrayed. For instance scenes at a fertility clinic are not in the least funny and are quite frankly embarrassing. The male lead who plays a construction worker and in his hard hat comes across as a poor excuse for a reject from Village People. The female lead is trying to look 20 years younger than she is. Both leads come across as unappealing,unattractive and completely unconvincing. There are various ridiculous and totally unassuming gratuitous scenes in the film, for example with a budget airline, which is devoid of any humor. The only reason I give this 3/10 instead of 1/10 is one mark for Shirley Maclaine, who is a a class above anything else in the pic, and one mark for some half decent(albeit old) music.

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