Cha Cha Real Smooth: First trailer released for Sundance sensation starring Cooper Raiff & Dakota Johnson

by Natalie Kiser

Cha Cha Real Smooth was THE talk of the Sundance Film Festival and now we have the first trailer for writer-director Cooper Raiff’s latest effort which sees him starring alongside Dakota Johnson.

Apple TV+ secured the rights for the film for about $15 million and they had this movie on its radar since it premiered on January 23, 2022, in the US Dramatic Competition category, per “Deadline.” The film is a follow-up to Raiff’s 2020 SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winning debut feature Shithouse. Raiff plays a directionless college student in New Jersey who gets over his head in a relationship with a young mom and her autistic teenage daughter as he works a job party-starting bar and bat mitzvahs of his younger brother’s classmates. The film stars Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Vanessa Burghardt, Raul Castillo, and Evan Assante.

Raiff wrote the script for Cha Cha Real Smooth and produced the film with Dakota Johnson, Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig, and Jessica Switch. Speaking of Dakota Johnson, the actress earned raves for her performance out of Sundance with some saying she could be in the conversation as a Best Actress favorite, although it’s VERY early for this assessment.

Our very own Chris Bumbray reviewed Cha Cha Real Smooth when it hit Sundance and called it a “sweet-natured, pleasing watch.” Check out his review and share your thoughts below on the film’s first trailer below!

Cha Cha Real Smooth hits Apple TV+ on June 17, 2022.