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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.
A performance that Silverman just nails but a movie that tries too hard to push its agenda, without needing to.
"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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