First Trailer for Sarah Silverman's Brutal Drug Drama 'I Smile Back'

September 11, 2015
Source: YouTube

I Smile Back Trailer

"Don't you want to be happy?" Broad Green Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for I Smile Back, a very emotional drug drama starring Sarah Silverman. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, as it's about the struggles of an addicted mother and how much she tries to be clean, but can't escape the depression. The cast includes Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron and Skylar Gaertner. It's a brutal film because as much as you hope, and really want, her to get better, she just keeps abusing herself and it's so painful to watch, but so potent in telling the story of this kind of person (who still deserves to be loved). This is also one of Sarah Silverman's best performances to date. Take a look below.

Here's the first official trailer for Adam Salky's I Smile Back, direct from YouTube:

Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next activity. However, beneath the fa├žade lie depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its crumbling effect on those she loves. I Smile Back is directed by Adam Salky (of Dare), from a script by Amy Koppleman & Paige Dylan. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Broad Green Pictures will release I Smile Back in theaters this October 23rd.

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Ryan on Sep 11, 2015


She's Gross

TXSteadyEddie on Sep 11, 2015


I actually think she is very funny and attractive. I never knew she was capable of this kind of performance and I was pleasantly surprised with how good this movie looked.

Russell on Sep 11, 2015


Didn't you see her having simulated sex with a real dog in her underwear? Doing all kinds of funky crap with him.

TXSteadyEddie on Sep 11, 2015


I think she's awesome, funny and smart. The dog bit is hilarious. If you wanna compete with the male comic these days, you have to stand out. A little controversy never hurts.

TheOct8pus on Sep 11, 2015


Controversy for attention is not funny, Its sad and desperate.

Higgens on Sep 11, 2015


Agree, love her. Jesus is Magic is one of the funniest damn stand-up performances I've seen.

grimjob on Sep 12, 2015


That looks a lot like the house from Home Alone

hooch on Sep 11, 2015


This could be good.

shiboleth on Sep 11, 2015


It's nice to see Sarah in some serious roles.

TheOct8pus on Sep 11, 2015


Comfortably numb.

Carpola on Sep 11, 2015


Said it once and I will say it again, comedians make damn fine actors (except for Jerry Seinfeld).

DAVIDPD on Sep 11, 2015


Meh, I cant stand her. Not funny, not a good actress.

Higgens on Sep 11, 2015


Its funny how polarizing she is with people. You either love her or hate her. Personally I think she's goddamn hilarious. As far as her acting capabilities, never seen her in anything that would require acting chops, but she looks to be pretty good in this.

grimjob on Sep 12, 2015


Not a fan of her humor, but this looks good. She is certainly a beautiful woman.

kitano0 on Sep 12, 2015


Anyone know if Silvermans close friendship with Harris Whittles, and his story, influenced her/connected her to the role and movie in any ways?

NicelyBuilt on Sep 12, 2015


I love Sarah Silverman, but I know a lot of people don't. While a small majority may not like her just because she's a "blue" comedian, like Louie C.K., I know the larger majority don't like her because she's a woman doing raunchy humor. It's intimidating for a lot of men for a woman to be intellectually and/or comedically superior or equal to them.

BNN667 on Sep 12, 2015


"I know the larger majority don't like her because she's a woman doing raunchy humor. It's intimidating for a lot of men for a woman to be intellectually and/or comedically superior or equal to them." Or... people don't like her because she isn't funny. Just admit that you think she is funny because she does raunchy humor that makes you feel both intellectually and comedically less than her.

backwardsprogress on Sep 13, 2015


You mean there are actually people under 70 that are turned off by dirty jokes? Yikes.

bumboclot on Sep 14, 2015


This is the perfect evolution of Silverman's career. Just as Amy Schumer is coming up and continuing the strong female comedian who makes you think twice about what she's doing and saying, Silverman is free to expand into serious roles where Schumer wouldn't be taken seriously...yet.

Uncle Bug Music on Sep 12, 2015


1) Her voice is annoying as hell. 2) Attractive... Seriously? Hell no. 3) That same weekend the movies Burnt and The Last Witch Hunter are playing so yeah... I'll probably never watch this movie. Even if they play it for free on tv. 4) She's so public its hard to separate your expectations of herself in public from the character she is trying to be.

backwardsprogress on Sep 13, 2015


Yeeesss, let the hate flow through you!

BNN667 on Sep 13, 2015


I can see it's a drama but it still looks WAY funnier than Hangover III was!

bumboclot on Sep 14, 2015

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