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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
... Eli Brooks
... Janey Brooks
... Laney Brooks
... Guard
... Susan
... Donny
Sean Reda ... Henry
... Mrs. Kosinski
... Nurse Pauline
... Dr. Page
... Mr. Odesky
... David Blackman
... Katrina
... 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 | See all certifications »

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Bakip Gülümserim  »

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$495,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,758, 23 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,678, 15 November 2015
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School scenes were filmed at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY See more »

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Bruce Brooks: [multiple times in the movie] Rise and shine beautiful!
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Featured in Conan: Sarah Silverman/Paige/Megan Gailey (2015) See more »

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Written and Performed by Bei Ru
Published by Musa Ler Music (ASCAP)
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Well Acted but Not My Cup of Tea
1 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Very hard to watch, like Silver Linings Playbook but with less mania and fewer extremes. This is actually a plus, compared to SLP: her weaknesses lurk deeper beneath a surface of normalcy.

Excellent performances will appeal to an audience of actors while a relationship-laden story line will appeal to an audience of script writers.

Normally I am drawn to character studies as I have a strong appreciation for films that leave you caring about the characters and what happens to them. Somehow though, this time I find I can't recommend this film to my non-actor/non-scriptwriter friends. Maybe it rang so true, so plausible, so "normal," that the discomfort of watching these lives unfold outweighed the excellent performances of the players.


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