Unique, powerful, and fresh as today’s headlines, Mr. Smile is a heartwarming illustration of the human condition, of love, sadness, addiction, depression, and the ultimate motivator behind it all: happiness.
Craig Hoffman stood on the roof of his apartment building, gazing off the ledge and down at the concrete hundreds of feet below, trying not to imagine the journey down. Suffering was all he knew, all he had known, for most of his adult life, and after years spent waging a daily battle against manic depression and alcoholism, Craig’s light had gone out. But just as he was about to throw himself into the abyss, an interruption, from perhaps the most unlikely and extraordinary source, saved his life.
Enter Kyle Johnson—an eccentric man with a remarkably unique and beautiful outlook on life. When Kyle’s good-natured compassion convinces Craig to step down from the ledge, the lives of the two men converge unexpectedly, and the results are nothing short of incredible. Polar opposites at heart, but uncannily similar in life, the two embark on an incredible journey of self-discovery in which they unwittingly help each other make great personal growths, let go of unimaginable sadness, and find love and happiness as they gain understanding beyond their own apperceptions of the world.