I Smile Back
First screened in November 2015
Director: Adam Salky. Cast: Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Skylar Gaertner, Shayne Coleman, Thomas Sadoski, Chris Sarandon, Mia Barron, Terry Kinney, Clark Jackson, Brian Koppelman, Oona Lauence, Gregory Dann. Screenplay: Paige Dylan and Amy Koppelman (based on the book by Amy Koppelman).

Twitter Capsule: Shakiest scenes mostly come early. Never feels like a natural, but its heart is in a tough place. Keeps punching up.

VOR:   Even when execution raises its game and emotional claims tighten, the key beats never depart absolutely from expectation. Nothing about the filming style distinguishes itself.

Photo © 2015 Broad Green Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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