Smile

Smile

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Director: Jeffrey Kramer

Cast: Jeffrey Kramer, Mika Boorem, Wang Luoyong, Beau Bridges

     
 

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Two girls born at the same time on different sides of the world are brought together by an act of mercy in this drama. Katie (Mika Boorem) is a high-school student who has grown up in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. While Katie has never had to want for material things, she feels a certain dissatisfaction in her life, and between dealing with her combative parents

Overview

Two girls born at the same time on different sides of the world are brought together by an act of mercy in this drama. Katie (Mika Boorem) is a high-school student who has grown up in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. While Katie has never had to want for material things, she feels a certain dissatisfaction in her life, and between dealing with her combative parents (Beau Bridges and Linda Hamilton), her sexually aggressive boyfriend (Erik von Detten), and a mysterious boy who has caught her eye (Jonathan Trent), Katie is ready for a change in her life. One of Katie's teachers, Mr. Matthews (Sean Astin) persuades Katie to investigate Doctor's Gift, an international medical outreach program, as a rewarding volunteer opportunity that would look good on her college admission forms. Katie end up traveling to China with the Doctor's Gift team, where she discovers a world far different than the one she has known. Katie encounters Lin (Yi Ding), a girl who was born the same day she was but has led a very different life; facially disfigured, Lin was abandoned by her parents as an infant, and when she was taken in by Daniel (Luoyong Wang), it caused a rift that ended his marriage. The Doctor's Gift organization has offered to provide plastic surgery for Lin through their affiliated program Project Smile, but after previous surgery failed to correct her defects, Lin isn't so sure she wants to risk another disappointment. Writer and director Jeff Kramer based Smile on his daughter's experiences as a volunteer with Doctor's Gift, and the producers have pledged to donate a portion of the film's profits to the organization

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
UPC:
0814838010021
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Screen Media
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

Operation smile; Featurette

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mika Boorem Katie
Wang Luoyong Daniel
Beau Bridges Steven
Cheri Oteri Linda
Linda Hamilton Bridgette
Song Jia Liu
Jonathan Trent Ted
Erik Von Detten Chris
Yi Ding Lin
Sean Astin Mr. Mathews
Shuai Chi Actor
Jia Song Actor

Technical Credits
Jeffrey Kramer Director,Screenwriter
Thomas D. Adelman Co-producer
Jamie Beardsley Co-producer
Mayling Cheng Production Designer
Xingchao Fan Co-producer
Gerry Gershman Musical Direction/Supervision
Neil Giraldo Score Composer
Maysie Hoy Editor
Kip Konwiser Producer
Kern Konwiser Co-producer
Carol Lefko Casting
Louis Liu Co-producer
Kathryn Morrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin O'Neal Executive Producer
Edward J. Pei Cinematographer
Stan Winston Makeup Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Smile
1. Start [9:32]
2. Malibu H.S. [8:00]
3. Turned Away [11:03]
4. Roll Back the Clock [9:37]
5. Patience [6:38]
6. Find Your Own Life [7:41]
7. Grown Up Now [6:17]
8. Going to China [11:47]
9. Keep a Smile On [7:36]
10. Searching For Lin [18:17]
11. The Surgery [6:06]
12. Credits [5:17]

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Smile 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film was so moving, I cried, I really want to go out and buy it for my brother. I rented it at the local videostore and was absolutely blowen away. This film makes you appreciate the little things you have.