About the Smile movie.
Smile has been described as a vampire story meeting the fast-paced atmosphere of Nicolas Winding Refn’s action film Drive.
Smile follows teenager Millie, whose life is turned upside down when she’s bitten by a vampire while traveling to Los Angeles with her school. Wanting nothing more than to be human again, Millie learns she can reverse the process if she is able to kill the man who bit her before the next sunrise.
Smile stars Sosie Bacon as Rose Cotter, Kyle Ballner as Joel, Jessie T. Usher as Trevor, Robin Weigert as Dr. Madeline Northcott, Caitlin Stasey as Laura Weaver, Kal Penn as Dr. Morgan Desai, Rob Morgan as Robert Talley, Gillian Zinser as Holly, Judy Reyes as Victoria Munoz, Jack Sochet as Carl Renken, Nich Arpoglou as Greg, and Perry Strong as Detective Buckley.
Smile was originally to be directed by William McGregor (Gween) from a script penned by Helen Kingston (Half Bad). Producers for the project include Adam Kassan and Matt Reeves (The Batman). Later it was announced that Parker Finn would direct from a script he wrote.
Treatment for Smile began on February 22, 2022, with pre-production starting on September 22, 2021.
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‘Smile’ Grins Even Wider at the Box Office With a $90 Million Worldwide Total So Far. October 10, 2022
Parker Finn‘s Smile had an incredible second weekend at the domestic box office, scaring up an additional $19 million from Thursday through Sunday. That brings the film’s domestic total up to $49.8 million, with the worldwide total ballooning to a massive $89.8 million!
The reported production budget for Smile was $17 million, which means Paramount Pictures has already far surpassed the point of profitability for their latest theatrical horror outing.
‘Smile’ Still No. 1 at Box Office With $17.6 Million Weekend. October 9, 2022
Paramount’s “Smile” is still standing atop the box office charts with a very strong second weekend of $17.6 million, just 22% off its $22.6 million opening.
Smile reviews sure to help the film continue its surprising run. October 5, 2022
This isn’t just a great horror story; it’s genuinely scary. You may be able to recognize familiar elements in its DNA, but it’s mutated into something distinct and unsettling. What a showcase of shocks. What a devilish debut.Wrap
No matter how excessively the legitimate scares pile up, they’re startling and convincing. The editing and music are impressively tuned for maximum impact whenever the slow-burning tension resolves with an abrupt, ugly surprise. All of which makes Smile an efficient ride, if an unusually unrelenting one.Polygon
Smile holds no surprises. No big twists. You know what you are getting going into this movie. It is predictable from the first minute. But it is an enjoyable, scary ride that is well-plotted and acted. You will know how it ends within the first five minutes of the film. But the ride getting there is well worth it.Collider
Bacon is great fun as a girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown, chirping with increasing desperation that she’s fine, and Finn is a pleasingly nervy stylist, letting the camera tilt and flip at seasick angles and ratcheting the tension as he goes. Smile is a pretty silly movie by any metric; still, it has teeth.Entertainment Weekly
‘Smile’ Leads Box Office with Scary Good $22 Million Opening. October 2, 2022
Paramount’s “Smile” debuted to a sizzling $22 million this weekend, easily topping the domestic box office. The horror film beat out the weekend’s other new wide release, Universal’s LGBTQ romantic comedy “Bros”.
Smile hits a surprising $19 million in the box office. October 1, 2022
Numbers have begun trickling in and show that Paramount’s Smile is coming in with a projected $19 Million opening. This comes after a solid $8.2 Million made on Friday, including the $2 Million from Thursday preview screenings.
Smile hits $2 million in Thursday showings. September 30, 2022
“Smile,” the horror film from Paramount and writer-director Parker Finn, made $2 million at the box office Thursday in its preview screenings from roughly 3,000 screens and that began at 7 p.m. It opens on 3,648 screens this weekend.
New poster for Smile is creepy! September 30, 2022
Smile comes to theaters on September 30, and a brand-new poster has been unzipped this afternoon and has found a new face.
William McGregor to direct vampire film “Smile” for Netflix. February 22, 2022
The upcoming vampire flick, Smile, took off today with the announcement of William McGregor as Director for the film.