Smile (2005 film)

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Smile movie poster.jpg
Movie poster for Smile
Directed by Jeffrey Kramer
Produced by Kern Konwiser
Written by Jeffrey Kramer
Starring Sean Astin
Mika Boorem
Yi Ding
Beau Bridges
Linda Hamilton
Luoyong Wang
Music by Neil Giraldo
Cinematography Edward J. Pei
Edited by Maysie Hoy
Distributed by Freestyle Releasing
Release date
April 8, 2005
Running time
107 min
Country United States
Language English

Smile is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Jeffrey Kramer.


Katie, a teenage girl from Malibu, California, finds herself in the throes of growing up, facing her parents, her boyfriends, her sexuality and a privileged life. Half a world away in rural China, Lin, who shares a birthday with Katie, faces a much different reality. Because of facial deformity, she lives a life of fear and shame. Her father, Daniel, has devoted his life to her, with hopes and dreams that her circumstances will change one day.

The opportunity comes with the discovery of the worldwide "Doctor's Gift" program. Katie signs up for a trip to China. Once there, she is deeply touched by the work, which prompts her to take off on her own to find Lin. A "smile" is brought to Lin's face, Katie finds her soul and their extraordinary connection becomes a life-changing experience for both girls.

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