• Released
  • September 22, 2006
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Drama
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Laura Smiles Synopsis
A once-aspiring actress strays from her marriage and home life.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There's an unconvincing last-act twist, but this is the movie "Little Children" wanted to be.
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
It casts an increasingly hypnotic spell, thanks in no small measure to Wright -- a fearless actress (and the real-life wife of...
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80

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Sharp dialogue, idiosyncratic characters and a wickedly brilliant structure that subtly derails expectation make Laura Smiles a rarity...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Wright's haunting performance is the anchor that keeps Ruscio's film from vanishing down a rabbit hole.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Ruscio's script is grim and darkly funny, but the big attraction is Wright's right-on performance. She's an actress waiting to be...
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40

The New York Times

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Part domestic drama, part thriller, the microbudget shot-on-video feature Laura Smiles is so ambitious that its ultimate failure is more...
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40

Los Angeles Times

As Ruscio piles it on, he gets himself further and further away from any sense of genuine emotional truth.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's an interesting profile in self-destruction until the script becomes unhinged itself and has Laura doing things that are not so much...
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30

Village Voice

Stylish, low-budget indies thrive on redeeming the clichés of everyday life. But that takes smart writing and sharp humor, of which Laura...
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Rated R | For sexual content, language and brief violence