"Don't fall in love. Don't get married. Don't have kids. Don't act like everything is gonna be OK when nothing is gonna be OK." ( From the film)
Career defining performance from Sarah Silverman.
Laney is the perfect example of a North American suburban housewife. She lives in New Jersey, spends her days making sandwiches for her two kids, driving them to school, and accompanies her husband on business trips and dinners. However, she also snorts cocaine in the toilet while her husband is playing outside with the kids, has sex with the father of a classmate of her son, and uses her daughter's teddy bear to masturbate while she's sleeping on the bed next to her. Her increasing bad habits are only the tip of the iceberg. Depression and unhappiness are killing her. She's struggling to be a good mother, a good wife and a real person as everyone around her would rather keep silent and sweep the truth under the rug in order to maintain a perfect life. Sarah Silverman, whom we know as a comedian, does a perfect job with Laney, miles away from laughter but so real and deep into the character that we can feel the nerve endings.
2015 SUNDANCE, CHICAGO, TORONTO
American director and editor Adam Salky made his feature film directorial debut with Dare (2009), which competed in the Dramatic Competition category at Sundance Film Festival. His second feature film, I Smile Back, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, also in Dramatic Competition.