In Unlikely Sarah Silverman Role, Comedian Plays Mother With Depression

Get ready to see Sarah Silverman like you’ve never seen her before — as Laney, a mother and wife who struggles with depression and substance abuse in the upcoming drama “I Smile Back.”

In what Access Hollywood called a “career-changing performance,” the comedian portrays a woman trying to balance motherhood with her demons, addressing the realities of living with a mental illness while parenting.

“Why’d you stop taking your meds?” Silverman’s husband, played by Josh Charles, asks in the trailer below. “You’d rather be insane?”

With one in eight women experiencing major depression in their lifetimes, according to National Alliance on Mental Health, this movie is sure to resonate with many mothers grappling with mental illness.

The movie is set to be released October 23.

Watch the trailer below: 

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