I Smile Back

I Smile Back

Streaming Video - 2015
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Laney (Sarah Silverman) is a smart, attractive wife and mom. But she hides a despair that sends her into a reckless world. Only real danger forces her to face her behavior's effect on those she loves.
Publisher: [United States] : Broad Green Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 85 min.)) : sd., col

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AL_SUZANNE Sep 08, 2017

Sarah Silverman is drunk and high...at least in this movie. Sometimes comedians do some serious acting and Silverman does just that in I SMILE BACK.

Franln Jun 26, 2017

This movie seems very true to real life stuff. I have a whole new respect for Sarah Silverman as an actress.

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Miller1114
Mar 12, 2017

Sarah Silverman did an amazing job. She was totally believable. Why do comics make the best dramatic actors? Great movie.

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lindy919
Mar 01, 2017

A story we've all seen a hundred times before. But the most annoying about it is the lack of resolution.

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Earlgrey454
Dec 20, 2016

While this was a well-written and well-acted film, I couldn't help thinking all the way through that this story of addiction and self-destruction has already been told many times in other movies. I don't want to discount the reality and seriousness of addiction in our society, but I just felt that I had already seen all of this before, and the only thing new in this film were the actors and settings.

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TomatoMama
Dec 12, 2016

I really enjoyed this movie. It was more hard-hitting than I anticipated, but I watched every minute feeling the sheer desperation of Sarah Silverman's character, Lanie. The story was excellent. This is a very serious drama, so if you're looking for laughs from Silverman, you'll find very few. But this picture is so worth seeing. Silverman is compelling here, and I'd like to see her in other dramatic roles in the future. Her husband, Bruce, is played with beautiful understatement by familiar character actor, Josh Charles. He was terrific as a husband trying to figure out how to keep his wife from going off the deep end. If you want to watch something that is for adults, is boldly told, and won't spoon-feed or bore you, then you should check out "I Smile Back."

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Ba_kuPlanet
Sep 21, 2016

For a known comedian, Sarah Silverman, performed well in this movie. If you want to watch the impact & effects a drug addict has on a family, this is a movie for you.

So, why is our 2016 Federal government trying to legalize cannabis? Granted it's the gentler narcotic of the group but a mind altering drug none-the-less.

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kellenfaria
Aug 18, 2016

I Liked the movie. Sarah Silverman was amazing.

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voisjoe1_0
Jun 11, 2016

Sarah Silverman, comedian, takes on a roll quite different from her usual work. She plays a suburban housewife who may be depressive, but certainly is addicted to cocaine and alcohol and in the midst begins to dangerously sleep-around. Silverman is excellent in this tragic, serious role.

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