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Laura Smiles (2005)

R | | Drama | 24 April 2005 (USA)
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An aspiring Broadway actress and her Prince Charming (Kip Pardue) await a happy ever after marriage, when splat, her fiance is flattened on the streets of Manhattan.

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An aspiring Broadway actress and her Prince Charming (Kip Pardue) await a happy ever after marriage, when splat, her fiance is flattened on the streets of Manhattan.

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Rated R for sexual content, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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$2,065 (USA) (27 July 2007)

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$2,065 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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intelligent, tender look at the loss of love in the suburbs
21 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that you go to when you just can't bear to go to another crappy Hollywood blockbuster. I saw it at the 2005 Tribeca festival and scanned the trades until I saw the review in Variety that pays the film the tribute it deserves.

Ronnie Scheib nailed it on the head: "Sharp dialogue, idiosyncratic characters and a wickedly brilliant structure that subtly derails expectation make "Laura Smiles" a rarity among mellers. Jason Ruscio's sophomore feature traces the quietly psycho, often hilarious disintegration of an American housewife. "Laura" could become an indie "American Beauty.""


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