Sarah Silverman is a Drug Addicted Housewife in I Smile Back Trailer

Posted on September 13, 2015

Josh Charles and Sarah Silverman in I Smile Back

You've never seen Sarah Silverman like this. She gives an amazing dramatic turn in the film I Smile Back. Sarah plays Laney Brooks, a New Jersey housewife who has a caring husband (The Good Wife's Josh Charles) and two lovely children. But she also has a secret life.

Laney suffers from mental illness for which she has been prescribed lithium. She is also clinically depressed and addicted to alcohol, stimulants and cocaine. She covers up her destructive behavior most of the time, but things begin to unwind when she stops taking her prescription meds. She has affairs, acts out and is totally out of control. But still she cannot control her overwhelming compulsions to do really, really stupid and dangerous things.

Laney desperately wants to find redemption and is determined to give sobriety one more try. But her time may have run out. Chris Sarandon plays her father who may at the root of many of her problems. The film is based on the novel about addiction by Alice Koppelman (who co-wrote the screenplay with Paige Dylan). The film was directed by Adam Salky.

I Smile Back will be released on October 23, 2015. Take a look:

Photo: Broad Green Pictures