Smile Til It Hurts

Friday, May 24 th, 2019 at 00:05 am 
Smile Til It Hurts
Smile Til It Hurts

Smile Til It Hurts – Movie Review


Lee Story’s first documentary what lies behind the wholesome group, Up With People.


“Smile til It Hurts” is the Up With People story which is being viewed as an expose of the wholesome group, a revealing look at the scandal. I found it vaguely interesting, but not particularly scandalous. I guess the reason that it could be scandalous was the first example of the far right co-opting something that seemed pretty innocuous and how it evolved from a group of kids who really wanted to just change the world by being chirpy and representing the United States as positive to something a bit more sinister, mostly because it was associated with Richard Nixon, but I’m not sure that that’s enough to really view it as this huge right wing conspiracy. Some of the stories are interesting. Some of them are sad. There was one really affecting scene in it and one that’s an obvious lie. I give this no more than two stars.