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I Smile Back (2015)

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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 »

Director:

Adam Salky

Writers:

Paige Dylan, Amy Koppelman (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Charles ... Bruce Brooks
Skylar Gaertner ... Eli Brooks
Shayne Coleman ... Janey Brooks
Sarah Silverman ... Laney Brooks
Nick Taylor ... Guard
Mia Barron ... Susan
Thomas Sadoski ... Donny
Sean Reda Sean Reda ... Henry
Cynthia Darlow ... Mrs. Kosinski
Kristin Griffith ... Nurse Pauline
Terry Kinney ... Dr. Page
Clark Jackson ... Mr. Odesky
Brian Koppelman ... David Blackman
Emma Ishta ... Katrina
Oona Laurence ... Daisy
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Love desperately, live recklessly.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, substance abuse/disturbing behavior, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakip Gülümserim See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$495,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,758, 23 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,678, 15 November 2015
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

School scenes were filmed at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bruce Brooks: [multiple times in the movie] Rise and shine beautiful!
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Soundtracks

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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Well played by Silverman, well told as a family story
6 March 2016 | by DuchinoSee all my reviews

What you've heard is correct: Silverman shows proof of talent for dramatic roles as well. I like her comedic style and goofy standoffish stage persona, which got me curious about this film. The story rings true for the likeliness of family environments and the related social issues of prescription drug abuse, street drug use and so on. What I appreciated are both the inevitable scenario that comes to fore once the lifesavers of love and detox aren't enough to keep the protagonist from drowning in her own misery and the limited sympathy that's allowed for said protagonist, who's unwilling to reach for said lifesavers thrown at her, sliding instead into her lonely abyss.


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