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A Smile like Yours (1997)

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Critic Consensus: Flat and unfocused, A Smile Like Yours aims for romantic comedy but settles for tired sitcom formula.

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This romantic comedy from the John Hughes school of domestic farce stars Greg Kinnear and Lauren Holly as Danny Robertson, an elevator installer, and his wife Jennifer, the owner of an aroma therapy products store. They have a great marriage until Jennifer, who desperately wants a child, secretly stops taking her birth control pills. When she fails to become pregnant, she covertly delivers a sample of Danny's sperm to a fertility clinic, which discovers a biological problem. Danny is furious and embarrassed, but he reluctantly joins the effort to conceive. The crusade to have a baby becomes a humiliating spectacle for both Robertsons, and, as their marriage begins to fracture from the stress, Danny contemplates the charms of a sexy architect (Jill Hennessy) while Jennifer eyes a charming business executive (Christopher McDonald). A Smile Like Yours was the directorial debut of Keith Samples, producer of Big Night (1996) and Two Days in the Valley (1996).

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Cast

Greg Kinnear
as Danny Robertson
Lauren Holly
as Jennifer Robertson
Joan Cusack
as Nancy Tellen
Jay Thomas
as Steve Harris
Jill Hennessy
as Lindsay Hamilton
Christopher McDonald
as Richard Halstrom
Donald Moffat
as Dr. Felber
France Nuyen
as Dr. Chin
Marianne Muellerleile
as Nurse Wheeler
Barbara Larsen
as Woman in Window/Woman on Plane
Gene Nakashita
as Karaoke Bar Owner
Lewis Alen Brown
as Karaoke Act 1
Nicholas Bearde
as Karaoke Act 2
June Lomena
as Member of Karaoke Act 3
Latrice Sellers
as Member of Karaoke Act 3
Lynda Marie Sellers
as Member of Karaoke Act 3
Kirby Coleman
as Member of Karaoke Act 4
Dooney Jones
as Member of Karaoke Act 4
Bilal Muslim
as Member of Karaoke Act 4
Steven Browl
as Baseball Buddy
Paul Ghiringhelli
as Baseball Buddy
Richard Thorn
as Baseball Buddy
T. Michael Sutton
as Pool Hall Guy
Ben Stein
as Clinic Video Narrator
Meggan Kimberley
as Woman at Fertility Clinic
Jack Sharrar
as Man at Fertility Clinic
Nancy Carlin
as Pregnant Mother
Tony Amatullo
as Surrell Board Member
Tim Helfet
as Surrell Board Member
Jeff Matloff
as Surrell Board Member
Brad Rivers
as Surrell Board Member
Kevin Wiatt
as Man Entering Fertility Clinic
Terri Orth-Pallavinci
as Woman Entering Fertility Clinic
Craig Samples
as Baby Stroller Family Member
Carol Samples
as Baby Stroller Family Member
Jennifer Samples
as Baby Stroller Family Member
Karen Samples
as Baby Stroller Family Member
Ellen Samples
as Baby Stroller Family Member
Michael Jang
as Member of Family with Camera
Woody Jang
as Member of Family with Camera
Tali Jang
as Member of Family with Camera
Ellen Hoberman
as Mother and Daughter
Sarah Hoberman
as Mother and Daughter
Marianna Amatullo
as Member of Pregnant Family
Nicolas Amatullo
as Member of Pregnant Family
Kent Samples
as Member of Reading Family
Katie Samples
as Member of Reading Family
Brandon Samples
as Member of Reading Family
Michael Santo
as Maitre D'
Jim Cranna
as Guy on Plane
Charlie Holliday
as Cab Driver
Marle Gaines
as Perky Airline Representative
Helen Swee
as Angry Flight Attendant
Joy Michiel
as Woman on Plane
Jim Burke
as Nancy Tellen's Groom
Christine Doherty
as Robertson Triplet
Kathryn Doherty
as Robertson Triplet
Matthew Doherty
as Robertson Triplet
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for A Smile like Yours

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (12)

It's the cinematic equivalent of having a saccharine-coated tongue depressor jammed down your throat.

July 22, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Keith Sample's film aspires to the innocent charm of a newlywed comedy like Barefoot in the Park, but gets bogged down in witless sex jokes.

July 22, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

After a while, I could smell the jokes coming like Grandma's two-day-old stuffed cabbage.

July 22, 2014 | Full Review…
CNN.com
Top Critic

This may not be the worst romantic comedy of the year, but surely it's the flattest. The thing has no energy. It just lies there, waiting to be kicked.

July 22, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Kooky Joan Cusack can't provide sufficient comic relief in this incredibly naive attempt at schmaltz.

July 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An uncommonly thoughtful and intelligent mainstream entertainment, painstaking and stylish in every aspect.

July 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Smile like Yours

½

Okay, not much substance really at all. It definitely was not a laugh-out-loud comedy, it was cute at times. I didn't feel connected to the characters or invested in the story.

Megan S
Megan S

Super Reviewer

½

A great movie.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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