• Smashed (2012)


Release Date: October 12th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2013

R |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Los Angeles schoolteacher Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and her husband, Charlie (Aaron Paul), each have a drinking problem. Up to now, her life seems like one big, boozy party, but her latest drinking binge catches up to her at work, and she later spends the night alone on the street. Kate now realizes that she has hit rock bottom. She agrees to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings with the school's vice principal (Nick Offerman) and takes her first step on the challenging road to sobriety.

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Kyle Gallner, Mackenzie Davis, Bree Turner, Mary Kay Place

Director: James Ponsoldt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Super Crispy Entertainment

Keywords: Transformation , Friend , School , Los Angeles , Fall , Wife , Husband , 2010s , Emotional ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Its sharp writing and essential credibility make this small, intimate tale fresh and involving. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is a serious movie about drinking but not a depressing one. You notice that in the way it handles Charlie (Aaron Paul), Kate's husband. He is also her drinking buddy. When two alcoholics are married, they value each other's company because they know they can expect forgiveness and understanding, while a civilian might not choose to share their typical days. show more

  • 75
    Scott TobiasNPR

    The truthfulness of Winstead's performance - and those of her co-stars, too - has a steadying influence on James Ponsoldt's modest drama, which at times seems in danger of failing a sobriety test. show more

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