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





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


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


When Time magazine asked her about her nude scenes, Sarah Silverman said "I never was naked in anything until I was 40, and now I'm naked in everything! I was never the sexy girl in a big-budget movie, and now I'm just me! I'm allowed to be naked and say, 'This is my human shell, that's all it's supposed to be.' Maybe it's partly that I love being vulnerable and comedy comes easier to me; I'm almost an exhibitionist." See more »


[first lines]
Bruce Brooks: [multiple times in the movie] Rise and shine beautiful!
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More Than Ever
Written and Performed by Lydia Loveless
Published by DePugh Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records
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23 January 2016 | by carletonbrownSee all my reviews

Movies can teach us about life- When I was a teenager I watched (experienced) Days of Wine and Roses. Jack Lemon was a great comedian, but his serious dramatic performance probably turned me and others away from becoming alcoholic.

I've always enjoyed Sarah Silverman's strong comedy which is grounded in hard reality. We laugh because we see truth in new ways.

Stephen King could not create a more wrenchingly emotional story about the horror of personal depression. And the danger of deceit, anger and unrelenting despair. There are things in life that can't be controlled and the real horror is when they come from inside us.

Sarah Silverman's professional dramatic performance is magnificent. I can't wait for more from her- drama or comedy or both.

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Release Date:

6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$495,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,758, 25 October 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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