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May 1, 2004 | 9:12 PM EDT
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Hello Newgrounds, long time no see...
From the creator of "Aura" comes a brand new [quite old by now, actually..] flash production - SMILE! .
What was to be quick side project turned into a beast that took me over 3 months... Three months of forsaking and returning, three months of occasional work suicides and sleepless nights...

as always, NOTE: May not be liked by everyone, but was never meant to be liked by everyone. If you're here only to watch funny mario parodies, then you can skip this movie now.

Enough nagging. Watch the movie.

(There are quite many people that get confused by the ending. Just to let you know - yes, it's supposed to be the way it is. )



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Even my ex-boss didn't go that far at McDonald's.

Sure, forced smiles are, have been, and will continue to be, a Nazi rule. But this is where my theory was proven. Mad props!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

*gasp* amazing!

This really affects me. I don't know if I interpreted it the way it's supposed to be, but I think I have some idea. The first time I saw this, I actually cried. Really beautiful. Keep it up.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

cool idea

but the lack of good graphics ruins it


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Who can smile after this?

Great work, im stunned.
I tried to smile while whatching it but i felt exactly like the guy.
You should be a director or sumthing, you really got the talent.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Stylish and thought provoking.

The music - the slow macabre drawn-out notes - set the mood perfectly as does the black and white look.

Both a chilling commentary and a thought provoking masterpiece, I only wonder what the ending was all about.

A smile - an innocent gesture, a sign of happiness - forced upon you can be as bad as anything. Everyone should be free to live their lives as they wish.

That's the message I gather from this and yet I still find myself wondering - is the ending a statement about the soulless robots that dance in real life, oblivious to all around them? Maybe a pointless joke? Or a spanner thrown in to confuse us?

I'd love to know...

In any case, great job.

I applaud you, sir.