Smile is finally on streaming
Smile, one of the biggest surprise hits of the year, is now available to stream on Paramount Plus. Smile, directed by Parker Finn and starring Sosie Bacon (Mare of Easttown), was released in theaters earlier this year and is finally available for streaming.
Smile is based on Finn’s 2020 horror short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, and follows Dr. Rose Cotter (Bacon), a therapist whose world is rocked by the strange, inexplicable suicide of one of her patients. Recovering from this incident, Rose begins to suspect that she is being haunted by an evil spirit that plays upon her in the form of both perfect strangers and loved ones with a faint, unwavering smile. Fearing that she will be the next to die, Rose sets out to find a way to banish the demon before it takes her life.
Smile has been a notable commercial success since its September theatrical debut, grossing over $210 million worldwide against a $17 million budget. Likewise, Finn’s debut has received critical acclaim from many critics and various outlets, including Polygon’s own Tasha Robinson, who wrote in her review, “As a writer-director, Finn seems to be where people might go. Horror movies for different reasons, some more intellectual and some emotional.” .In any case, he does a fantastic job of making sure they’re all satisfied, and at least a little shaken.
Smile is available to stream on Paramount Plus.