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Infestation – SXSW 2022: Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cha Cha Real Smooth Movie Review


Writer/Director Cooper Raiff (Shithouse) also takes the lead in his new film Cha Cha Real Smooth. He plays Andrew, a fresh out of college 20-something, looking for what comes next. He’s staying with his mother (Leslie Mann) and step-father (Brad Garrett) while trying to figure out what he’s going to do to make enough money to join his girlfriend in Spain. Much to his surprise, while having fun with the kids at a bar mitzvah, he discovers that he’s a hit with all the moms who convince him to start a business being a ‘party-starter’. Also, much to his surprise he finds himself really bonding with the autistic teenager of one of the mothers, and REALLY starting to fall for the mom (Dakota Johnson). Chris and Wright looked at this sweet romantic dramedy and they give their thoughts.


DIRECTED BY: Cooper Raiff

STARRING: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, Kelly O’Sullivan, Vanessa Burghardt, Evan Assante, Colton Osorio, Liam Jones




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



” width=Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)

Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.



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