TIFF 2015: Sarah Silverman shines in new drama ‘I Smile Back’

Although she’s known for her comedic wit, Sarah Silverman shows off her serious acting chops in the new drama I Smile Back.

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The movie is an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Amy Koppelman and follows Laney Brooks, played by Silverman, and her downward spiral in life.

The suburban mother starts off with the ideal life – a loving husband, two kids, and roof over their heads. But later it is revealed that she also has a drug problem, alcohol problem, and adultery problem. The film follows the journey of Koppelman trying to conquer these issues in order to go back to her suburban ways.

I Smile Back made its premiere at the Sundance International Film Festival in March, and is making its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next Wednesday. The first showtime will be held at the Princess of Wales Theatre on September 16 at 7:00 p.m.

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Broad Green Pictures plans to release the film in Canada on October 23.

Catch a sneak peek of Silverman’s dramatic performance in the trailer below: