I Smile Back (2015)
Critic Consensus: I Smile Back serves as a powerful showcase for Sarah Silverman's dramatic range, but fails to surround her committed performance with a movie worthy of its depth.
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as Laney Brooks
as Bruce Brooks
as Eli Brooks
as Janey Brooks
as Dr. Page
as Mrs. Kosinski
as Nurse Pauline
as Mr. Odesky
as David Blackman
as Mrs. Mattingly
as Quaker State
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Critic Reviews for I Smile Back
Silverman delivers a knockout performance - any memories of her scatalogical stand-up act are washed away in an instant. But her intense commitment to the depths of depression belongs in a better, more focused, less derivative film.
I Smile Back isn't a candy-coated, noble depiction of addiction and the toll it takes on families, but rather a bleak yet honest look at how regular people lose themselves, and how difficult it can be to find the way back.
I Smile Back pummels with nastiness, then moves from one shocking event to the next without a backward glance.
Silverman's performance, while good, is by no means great, and she is not able to transcend what amounts to a little too much sweetness and light in this cinematic "Smile."
Silverman is far and away the best part of "I Smile Back," a strained entry in the Mad Housewife genre.
A tough, unbending, sometimes brutally truthful profile of one woman's addiction and the havoc it wreaks on herself and just about everyone who matters to her.
Audience Reviews for I Smile Back
Sarah Silverman is captivating as a depressed suburban housewife battling addiction and self hatred issues. Her best work yet.
I really liked this movie. Ok so I have the biggest crush on Sarah Silverman already, but she did a tremendous job. Very sad to see a person struggle with happiness.
Addiction drama throws curveball with comedian as its lead. Unfortunately Silverman's strong performance is detracted by a MOW growing pains script. Bit of a downer. See instead: Clean and Sober
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|Laney:||I'd love to smile like that again.|
|Laney:||Nobody tells you it's terrifying to love something so much.|
|Laney:||How much do you love me? Oh good. Oh good, oh good, oh good. Promise you don't leave me.|
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