The movie is a frank account of a woman’s struggle to overcome the self-destructive compulsions that have plagued her all her life.
Laney Brooks (Silverman) has a loving, steadfast husband (Josh Charles), two terrific kids, and a comfortable suburban home. In fact, she has everything going for her, yet she’s putting it all in danger.
Between dropping the kids off at school and doing the shopping, she takes cocaine, amphetamine, and Ambien, and she regularly has sex with her husband’s best friend. When she can no longer hide her addictions, she agrees to go into rehab, but her too-brief stay isn’t enough to alter a lifetime of self-medication or to heal the deep psychic wound underlying her wild behaviour. Laney is on the road to recovery, but how far can she go without a map when temptation waits at every turn?
TIFF15 Special Presentation.