I Smile Back script
I Smile Back (2015)
Synopsis: Addicted to drugs and alcohol, a housewife's (Sarah Silverman) self-destructive behavior starts to take its toll on her husband (Josh Charles) and two young children.

SUSAN:

Bruce’s book.

Donny rests his chopsticks on his plate and takes a look at

the book.

DONNY:

“Life Insurance: Hedging Your Bet

Against God”, by Bruce Brooks!

That’s a great fucking title.

SUSAN:

And he just won a big insurance

award. Right Bruce?

BRUCE (TO ELI)

Not in the house E.

ELI:

I know.

Pink (03/02/2014) 55.

Eli dribbles it one last time then hugs it with one arm,

grabs a plate.

BRUCE:

Man Of The Year. Highest producer

in the company.

Bruce’s tone is playful.

BRUCE (CONT’D)

They’re honoring me at the annual

convention. An all expenses paid

weekend in... Lake George. (a beat)

In March.

Everyone laughs.

DONNY (FOOD IN MOUTH)

So what’s the book about?

BRUCE:

The way I see it, there’s a bible

for the afterlife. I wrote the

bible for the here and now.

More laughs.

BRUCE (CONT’D)

I’m not kidding. People can say

what they want about insurance and

guys like me but you know what? At

the end of the day, having good

insurance is the most important

thing you can do while you’re

alive. And every time you up it

you’re just hedging your bet

against God. Am I right?

Laney, bored, brings her plate into the kitchen, dumps it,

grabs a lollipop.

BRUCE (CONT’D)

(mouthful of food)

What are you doing?

LANEY:

Just cleaning up, kids have school

tomorrow. I have to do laundry,

make their lunches.

BRUCE:

Sit back down Laney. Everyone here

is enjoying the food.

Pink (03/02/2014) 66.

LANEY:

The ribs are sour.

BRUCE:

You don’t eat.

DONNY:

Come on Lane. Sit back down.

Bruce’s vaguely suspicious looks returns when Donny calls her

“Lane”. Janey enters the kitchen holding BINGO, the cutest

little dog in the entire world. Janey is Laney’s clone.

Brown hair, chocolate eyes, big smile.

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Paige Dylan

Paige Dylan was born as Nicole Paige Denny. She is an actress and writer, known for I Smile Back (2015), Say Goodnight, Michael (2000) and Vegas Girl. She has been married to Jakob Dylan since 1992. They have four children. more…

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