Is Sarah Silverman’s “I Smile Back” This Year’s “Cake”

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  • jf123
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    One of the most praised performances of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is Sarah Silverman’s dramatic turn in I Smile Back.

    The synopsis according to Deadline Hollywood is:

    Sarah Silverman plays a woman who seems to have it all: she’s an attractive, intelligent, devoted mother of two adorable children and is married to the perfect guy (Josh Charles), living in a pristine house with a shiny SUV in the driveway. Beneath this facade, she is depressed and disillusioned and it sends her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its crumbling effect on those she loves.”

    While Silverman’s performance is being praised, the film itself is getting mixed reviews. 

    This reminds me a lot of Jennifer Aniston’s Cake that was apart of last year’s Oscar season. Like I Smile Back, Cake took an actress who was mostly known for comedic roles and gave her a very Oscar baity role. Also like I Smile Back, Cake was released at a major film festival (Toranto International Film Festival) and recieved mixed reviews but praise for Aniston’s performance.

    Obivously, Sundance is a more high profile film festival, and more Oscar-contenders get released there. Silverman is also known more as a comedic actress and has never done anything dramatic, unlike Aniston who was known for some comedic roles, but has had a history with dramatic roles too. I think that the fact that this is Silverman’s first major dramatic role could really help her becasue there is nothing to compare it to. 

    Aniston unfortunately didn’t receive an Oscar nomination, she did get a lot of award season attention (SAG, Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice). Could Silverman get the same treatment

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    I’m rooting for her, but I just don’t think she is a big enough star like Aniston. Hopefully she’ll get a spirit award nod.

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    M
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    #190300

    No. This is assumes Silverman would matter to precursor voters. And she does not.

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    manakamana
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    “Cake” is a much better movie…unfortunately.  

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    jf123
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    “Cake” is a much better movie…unfortunately.  

    Did you see I Smile Back? 

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    manakamana
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    [quote=”ibbster”]

    “Cake” is a much better movie…unfortunately.  

    Did you see I Smile Back? 
    [/quote]

    Yes. 

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    TomHardys
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    [quote=”joef123″]

    [quote=”ibbster”]

    “Cake” is a much better movie…unfortunately.  

    Did you see I Smile Back? 
    [/quote]

    Yes. 
    [/quote]

    Spill the deets, Ibbs!

    I’m rooting for Ms. Silverman to snag a nomination but the movie got mixed reviews and despite how raved her performance was, the content and subject matter is too dark and grim. 

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    manakamana
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    [quote=”ibbster”]

    [quote=”joef123″]

    [quote=”ibbster”]

    “Cake” is a much better movie…unfortunately.  

    Did you see I Smile Back? 
    [/quote]

    Yes. 
    [/quote]

    Spill the deets, Ibbs!

    I’m rooting for Ms. Silverman to snag a nomination but the movie got mixed reviews and despite how raved her performance was, the content and subject matter is too dark and grim. 
    [/quote]

    She is really good, especially when you consider the material. The story plays out like a checklist of movie clichés of self-destruction, in a shockingly uninteresting way. Somehow Silverman sells her character but I don’t think it’s enough to sell the film. 

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    KyleBailey
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    [quote=”tomhardys”]

    [quote=”ibbster”]

    [quote=”joef123″]

    [quote=”ibbster”]

    “Cake” is a much better movie…unfortunately.  

    Did you see I Smile Back? 
    [/quote]

    Yes. 
    [/quote]

    Spill the deets, Ibbs!

    I’m rooting for Ms. Silverman to snag a nomination but the movie got mixed reviews and despite how raved her performance was, the content and subject matter is too dark and grim. 
    [/quote]

    She is really good, especially when you consider the material. The story plays out like a checklist of movie clichés of self-destruction, in a shockingly uninteresting way. Somehow Silverman sells her character but I don’t think it’s enough to sell the film. 
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    This really does sound like Cake  

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    jf123
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    [quote=”tomhardys”]

    [quote=”ibbster”]

    [quote=”joef123″]

    [quote=”ibbster”]

    “Cake” is a much better movie…unfortunately.  

    Did you see I Smile Back? 
    [/quote]

    Yes. 
    [/quote]

    Spill the deets, Ibbs!

    I’m rooting for Ms. Silverman to snag a nomination but the movie got mixed reviews and despite how raved her performance was, the content and subject matter is too dark and grim. 
    [/quote]

    She is really good, especially when you consider the material. The story plays out like a checklist of movie clichés of self-destruction, in a shockingly uninteresting way. Somehow Silverman sells her character but I don’t think it’s enough to sell the film. 
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    I heard the ending was really good. Without spoiling anything what do you think about that? 

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    jf123
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    Official trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBqq-AQcE0

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    Trevor
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    She looks PHENOMENAL in the trailer!  I did get the same feeling as Aniston in “Cake.”  Seems to be more about the performance than the overall quality of the movie was without Aniston, “Cake” wasn’t that impressive.  (can we add Silverman to the predictions page, please!?)

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    Patrick
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    I would love her to get in. I keep reading reviews and they’re VERY strong raves, not just positive mentions. Ugh I don’t think it’ll happen and it could end up being like “Cake”, but if Silverman could make it in at SAG and BFCA I’ll be happy. Globes would be great, but unlikely and it’s the Globes…who cares to be honest?

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    jf123
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    Yeah, I think he best bet out off the main awards is the Golden Globes, hopefully she will get some other type of recognition.

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    jf123
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