‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Trailer: Cooper Raiff And Dakota Johnson Get The Party Going This June

After winning the Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year, Cooper Raiff’s Cha Cha Real Smooth is poised for a huge release on Apple TV+. Raiff’s sophomore effort, following the critically-acclaimed Shithouse, has him starring alongside Dakota Johnson in the story of a Bar Mitzvah party host and a single mother who strike up an unlikely friendship.

Raiff directs, writes, and stars in the film, proving himself to be a multi-talented filmmaker to watch. Alongside Johnson are co-stars Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, and Kelly O’Sullivan.

This was among my favorite films out of Sundance, calling it in my review “an open, honest, and yes damn funny story about two people who enter one another’s lives and make them better.”

Next up for Raiff is The Trashers, a biopic on mobster James Galante.

Cha Cha Real Smooth hits Apple TV+ on June 17th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.