Smile charts the progress of a round of finals for the fictitious Young American Miss pageant being held in Santa Rosa, California. The civic force behind this event is a community-minded car salesman named Big Bob Freelander (Bruce Dern), a yokel with good intentions, an abiding optimism, and an inexhaustible reserve of clichéd bromides about the importance of a positive attitude. Brenda DiCarlo (Barbara Feldon) acts as pageant coordinator and den mother to the young contestants; her husband Andy's suicidal tendencies are exacerbated, rather than quelled, by all the forced goodwill she radiates and by the pageant's general, bright, can-do American vibe. Big Bob, especially, finds this mystifying - what on Earth is there to be blue about in a land of such copious opportunity and beautiful young women such as ours? - and the best advice he can muster for his desperate friend is to "go out there and have some fun."
Continue reading: Smile Review
A decade after his last film as a director, Mel Gibson received a standing ovation and glowing reviews when his war drama Hacksaw Ridge premiered at...
Neil Young is set to release a new album 'Peace Trail' in December
Q-Tip posts emotional Facebook post revealing new album release date.
The show hits HBO in the US and BBC One in the UK next year.
Could our favourite detective be leaving our screens permanently? Bookies slash odds
Run The Jewels and Late Show Stephen Colter collaborate in Halloween track
Is the hit comedy going to be hitting our screens again soon?