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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 »

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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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 »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakıp Gülümserim 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Written and Performed by Bei Ru
Published by Musa Ler Music (ASCAP)
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A performance that Silverman just nails but a movie that tries too hard to push its agenda, without needing to.
22 February 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Don't you want to be happy?" Laney Brooks (Silverman) is a mother, wife, and depressed drug addict/alcoholic. She is happy when she is taking care of her kids, but when she is alone she doesn't know how to cope with life and it begins to affect every aspect of her life. She tries rehab and confronting her past in an effort to cure herself. This is not a happy movie, at all. Let me just open with that. Sarah Silverman delivers an Oscar worthy performance and the movie is worth watching just for that. The movie itself though tries to just force its subject down your throat and ends up becoming to "messagey" to have the impact it wants. That is a real problem because if they backed off on trying to show how bad things can get and just relied on Silverman's performance it would have had more of an impact. Overall, a performance that Silverman just nails but a movie that tries too hard to push its agenda, without needing to. I give this a B-.


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