Life in the suburbs of a city in the United States is not easy. You have to be very strong not to abandon yourself and follow the majority, which often leads people to destruction.
That happens to Laney Brooks in the movie I Smile Back, a troubled mother who has been taking medication for some time. She can not do it any more and that is why she decides to leave the medicines and go to the easy thing, which in the suburbs where she lives means drugging without stopping.
In addition to using drugs begins to get together with the wrong men, which brings even more problems. She leaves her family, which is the worst thing she can do, although due to drugs she does not realize anything.
One day he stops to think and he realizes what he has done. From that moment she will try to redeem herself, both for herself and above all for her family, who need her very much.