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Laura Smiles (2005)

R | | Drama | 24 April 2005 (USA)
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The story of a woman's attempt to reinvent her life after a tragedy. It takes years, but the dark, dormant emotions find their way to the surface and her life spirals out of control. When ... See full summary »

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Jason Ruscio

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Jason Ruscio
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kip Pardue ... Chris
Ted Hartley Ted Hartley ... Therapist
Petra Wright ... Laura
Mark Derwin ... Mark
Jonathan Silverman ... Paul
Stephen Sowan ... Billy
Scott Chernoff ... Emperor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cathie Filian Cathie Filian ... Waitress
Jack Fitz ... Accident Witness
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The story of a woman's attempt to reinvent her life after a tragedy. It takes years, but the dark, dormant emotions find their way to the surface and her life spirals out of control. When all else fails, she runs to the only place that is safe...the past. Written by Jason Ruscio

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sonrisa de Laura See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,065, 29 July 2007

Gross USA:

$2,065
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Great plot and acting
11 January 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a suburban housewife's marriage falling apart because of her unresolved issues in the past.

Though the film is initially slow, it gets better steadily during the course of the film. The plot is non linear, but it is easily understandable and well told. I like how events are partially presented first, and then told in more detail after other events are laid out to make more sense of the initial event. The lead character, Laura, is portrayed amazingly. Petra Wright wide range of emotions is impressive, and I am surprised that she has not made it big. If this film had big A List stars in it, I am confident it would be a hit.


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