Jack’s review published on Letterboxd:
Gotta hate to admit that life's full of unexpected relationships of all sorts, only a few make a great deal out of it and try to preserve it for a long time. And unfortunately some don't , but it's sometimes okay to let go of things, get your feelings shattered, carry those beautiful memories, and take a look back at them. Cha Cha Real Smooth is about these accidental bondings you develop over someone at a moment, it doesn't necessarily need to be romantic or platonic. You just can't understand this emotion, all that matters is that you are happy and enjoy one other's company. The film doesn't just talk about relationships, Cooper also focuses on the part of identifying yourself, how one needs look after a family, deal with kids and how things really work in reality. This is yet another warm hug from Cooper to make you feel better over the course of disappointments you faced in your life or if you believe you're the disappointment. And things have gotten painfully worse for the past few days and this is the kind of film I needed to watch right now.
Cooper Raiff has already become one of my favourite artists with his two films, and they are gonna stay close to my heart forever. I’m always attracted to film that makes me think about life. It’s easy to fall in love and act purely on emotions. And when a filmmaker tries to craft them very beautifully on screen, making you feel for the fictional characters and after a point, you begin to relate to them. Raiff is the filmmaker you need to follow and pretty sure he's going to become everyone's favourite in the upcoming years.