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I Smile Back (2015)

R | | Drama | 6 November 2015 (USA)
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Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, ... See full summary »

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Bruce Brooks
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Janey Brooks
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Laney Brooks
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Susan
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Donny
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Henry
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Mrs. Kosinski
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Mr. Odesky
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David Blackman
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Katrina
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Daisy
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Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, and temptation everywhere, Laney makes one last desperate attempt at redemption.

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Love desperately, live recklessly.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, substance abuse/disturbing behavior, and language

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Bakip Gülümserim  »

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$495,000 (estimated)

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$15,758 (USA) (23 October 2015)

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$57,678 (USA) (13 November 2015)
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School scenes were filmed at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY See more »

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[first lines]
Bruce Brooks: [multiple times in the movie] Rise and shine beautiful!
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Song For A Dry State
Written and Performed by Roadside Graves
Published by War and Oates (SESAC)
Courtesy of Autumn Tone Records
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A pulverizing tale of despair
6 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sarah Silverman had absolutely no business pulling off the performance she did. I Smile Back follows the story of a tenderly distressed mother who can't seem to fully absorb her childhood troubles. Its astonishing to think of Gena Rowlands' character in John Cassettes' A Women Under the Influence in the same category as this. However, I am bewildered as to why the rating is significantly low on this film. Although there could have been a little more context behind Laney's past, Silverman dealt with what she got and delivered in a way that no one was prepared for.

The academy would be inane to omit her of an Oscar nomination.


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