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I Smile Back (2015)

R | | Drama | 6 November 2015 (USA)
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Addicted to drugs and alcohol, a housewife's self-destructive behavior starts to take its toll on her husband and two young children.

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Adam Salky

Writers:

Paige Dylan, Amy Koppelman (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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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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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 »

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Ridley Scott adored this movie. 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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Prepare To Be Surprised
27 March 2016 | by pefergusonSee all my reviews

Laney (Sarah Silverman) is part of what appears to be a wonderful family; a doting husband, two lovely kids living in a large, beautiful home. Those thoughts led me to the truth of it all as, Laney traveled into her personal abyss. The surprise is Silverman's performance. Best known for lighter, comedic fare: "Who's The Caboose?", "School of Rock" and "Wreck It Ralph", Silverman delivers an award worthy performance. I was fixated on her talents displayed here. Who knew that a primarily stand-up comedienne, could play such a difficult role so convincingly. Josh Charles and Thomas Sadowski are adequate in their roles, but this is Silverman's movie. Strictly for adult viewing and highly entertaining for those of us who are able to endure a dark drama, I do recommend "I Smile Back".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$495,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,758, 25 October 2015

Gross USA:

$58,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,373
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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