Sitting Down With Cooper Raiff and ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

Posted in Apple TV +, Interviews, Movies, What's Streaming? by - June 24, 2022
Sitting Down With Cooper Raiff and ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

Love is rarely pretty but it is always honest…

On this episode we have the unique pleasure of sitting down with the writer/director/star of Cha Cha Real Smooth; Cooper Raiff.

Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew (Cooper Raiff) is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it’s how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino (Dakota Johnson), and her daughter, Lola (Vanessa Burghardt), he finally discovers a future he wants — even if it might not be his own.

This film is simply a fantastic representation of family, love and the things we we’re willing to do for it all no matter how long it lasts.

After winning the dramatic audience award at this past Sundance Film Festival it is now the perfect film to curl up with and watch on Apple TV+.  No matter who you are and where you come from this movie will hit you right in the sweet spot which is what good story telling is just supposed to do.

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Cooper to ask about the origins of the film, giving honest representations on screen, what got him into this business and so very much more…

Cha Cha Real Smooth is streaming now on Apple+.

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