Smile (2022) Review

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Smile (2022) Review

Horrorific content by christina on September 28th, 2022 | Movie Review | Slow Burn, Possession, Cursed, Supernatural, Psychological, Madness, Medical, Thriller

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It's about Dr. Rose Cotter who starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain after witnessing a bizzare, traumatic incident involving a patient. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

Smile was directed by Parker Finn and stars Sosie Bacon (Charlie Says), Jessie T. UsherKyle Gallner (Ghosts of War, The Cleanse, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010), Rob MorganKal Penn (The Girl in the Photographs), Judy ReyesCaitlin Stasey (Kindred Spirits, Fear, and I, Frankenstein), Gillian ZinserScot Zeller, and Dora Kiss.

Smile (2022) Review

Smile is a movie that follows the story of Dr. Rose Carter, a psychiatrist. Sosie Bacon, who plays the role of Dr. Carter, is the daughter of Kevin Bacon. The movie centers around Dr. Carter's life and her work as a psychiatrist.

Kate Bacon's starring role in Smile is shaping up to be the project that could genuinely propel her into the mainstream. Bacon's role in Smile is set to be a career-defining one, and the film is already gaining buzz for its potential to be a breakout hit. With Bacon at the helm, Smile will surely be a movie that audiences will be discussing for years to come.

Bacon is the star of Smile and the driving force behind the film. Without her, the film would not be the same.

Keeley Bacon gives a fantastic performance in this film - she's in almost every scene, and it's all seen from her perspective. It's a one-woman show, and she carries the weight of it effortlessly.

This movie will be similar to other horror films where an entity is passed down from person to person.

There's some thought-provoking subtext about trauma and guilt's effects on a person, the fragility of life that can be toppled at any moment, and the lack of empathy in the medical profession. All of this makes for a fascinating and thought-provoking film.

One of the most exciting things about the film is its use of smiles to create unexpected and spine-tingling moments.

It can be beneficial to turn the tables on that social cue we all use to pretend everything is okay, even when it is not.

A smile can often hide our pain and deceive others about what we're feeling inside. Something is unsettling about seeing someone smile uncomfortably while they're being consumed by darkness.

Our main character Rose has never been genuinely okay. Instead, she's been acting since she experienced a traumatic childhood event.

The film explores how we deal with pain and how we often hide our true selves from others.

Smile is the one to watch if you're looking for a film that will truly scare you. It's sure to send chills down your spine and leave you feeling terrified.

Finn explained that he wanted the film to have a nightmare-like quality, from the opening scene where Rose wakes up from a nightmare, hinting at her troubled mental state, to the final, chilling, and nihilistic scene.

Finn stated that she wanted an actor in the lead role who would be surprising and defy expectations, and Bacon truly delivers in that sense.

The actor gives an arresting and unhesitating performance that engrosses you in her disturbing downward spiral. You empathize with her predicament and share her fear. This is probably the first horror film you've seen her in, but hopefully, it won't be her last.

If you liked the trailer and thought it was creepy and cool, you'll probably be happy with the movie. It's precisely what you'd expect, which is not necessarily bad. But, unfortunately, it's also likely to be exactly what you're looking for.

The mere sight of those creepy, ominous grins is enough to send chills down anyone's spine.

A child's birthday party is the perfect setting for a horror movie - and in the finale, director Finn shows off his twisted visual prowess.

Worth Watching? 

This horror film is packed with the scares, thrills, and chills that you love, but with a new twist that makes it even more innovative and exciting. If you're a horror fan, this is a movie you won't want to miss.

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